FIND­ING TRU­ELOVE

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(Sam Kuhn, USA). 68 min­utes. Rat­ing: A re­fresh­ing DIY spirit in­forms this shaggy doc­u­men­tary about a group of 20-some­things from Port­land who find a Cal­i­for­nia high school year­book in a Value Vil­lage, be­come ob­sessed with some of its stu­dents and then de­cide to drive down and crash the school’s up­com­ing 20th re­union.

There’s some ten­sion around whether they’ll dis­cover what be­came of the popular kid, the cool al­ter­na­tive chick and the epony­mous Ti­mothy Tru­elove, a wavy-haired dream­boat who seems to have had it all – judg­ments based, of course, solely on year­book pho­tos.

While the retro 80s sound­track adds lots of fun, it’s a shame the Port­landers never come into fo­cus. And there’s a smug, sopho­moric feel to the project, with some self-in­dul­gent se­quences sim­ply pad­ding the doc out to fea­ture length. Apr 30, 11: 30 pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cin­ema; May 1, 9:15 pm, Cum­ber­land 3; May 6, 6: 45 pm, TIFF Bell Light­box 4.

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