ACERS LONG SHOT, NO DOLLY: Even though Im a flick-freak who views at least 10 films weekly, Im not usually driven to share my views with magic-freaks. (Yesterday I watched 5 films: Lord of the Rings: Twin Towers, Aviators Wife, Sonny, Life and Times of Henry Kissinger, and Levity.) Im only mentioning this to alert super-trivia nuts that Genii columnist, David Acer, can be seen for a few seconds in Levity, a ponderous film shot in Canada. There is a brief scene at a comedy club (irony?) with Billy Bob Thorton and Holly Hunter. In the background you can see a tall comic on stage. I immediately recognized Acers hair and body language. Then I heard his distinctive voice. He uttered a couple of tag lines (One was about odor-eaters) and the audience groaned. But, hey, he is credited in the cast-scroll at the end. Does this go in your ever-thickening resume, David?
BTW, despite Billy Bobs goofy hair-style (a cross between Neal Young having a bad hair-day and Prince Valium) and the twilight-zone, Newage music, the acting was superb. The DVD behind-the-scenes was the best part. The director, Ed Solomon, did, among other things Men in Black (screenwriter). This film took six years to get made and is typically Indie-Earnest-too much sohowever, I always find interesting things to watch. The photography, for example, was terrific. Morgan Freeman is consistently good, even if the material is crap. If your Zoloft dosage is low, the snail pace of this film is fitting accompaniment to listening to a Tony Hassini video. Or, better yet, simply rent it and copy Acers fifteen seconds of distant face time.