DE­SPITE THE GODS

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(Penny Voz­niak, Aus­tralia). 85 min­utes. Subti­tled. Rat­ing: Hav­ing en­dured her pre­ten­tious, inane fea­tures Box­ing He­lena and Surveil­lance, I didn’t think I could re­spect Jen­nifer Cham­bers Lynch any less. And then I saw De­spite The Gods, which chron­i­cles her at­tempt to make a Bol­ly­wood mon­ster movie in the sum­mer of 2008.

Di­rec­tor Penny Voz­niak may think she’s mak­ing the next Hearts Of Dark­ness, but Lynch is no Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola, and Na­gin: The Snake God­dess cer­tainly isn’t her Apoc­a­lypse Now. In­deed, we never re­ally get a sense of what sort of movie it is, since the in­ept Lynch can’t ar­tic­u­late her vi­sion ( she calls it a “com­edy- hor­ror- drama-mu­si­cal” at one point, which is ba­si­cally just a ver­bal shrug) and Voz­niak of­fers no ad­di­tional de­tails. This feels like a DVD sup­ple­ment for a movie you’ll never see. Apr 28, 6: 45 pm, Cum­ber­land 3; Apr 30, 1: 30 pm, Cum­ber­land 2; May 5, 9: 30 pm, Innis Town Hall.

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