Tribeca-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el has a distinct preference for using cinema as more than just a medium for telling compelling stories. In Har’el’s vision, Alaskans Blake and Joel, Coconut Willie and singer/songwriter Victory describe their personal fears and past experiences as they are forced to reevaluate their long-standing notions of conventional love. Under Har’el’s watchful camera, they come face-to-face with their past – using their memories as a vessel towards possible rehabilitation.
LoveTrue demonstrates why the documentary genre is witnessing one of its most invigorating phases in recent time. With its artful direction and even-handed look at its subjects, Har’el succeeds in eliciting fresh perspectives into one of cinema’s most common preoccupations – love. Against a soundtrack by acclaimed music producer Flying Lotus, the result is utterly spellbinding, making LoveTrue one of this year’s most singular and unforgettable documentary experiences.
- New York-based Alma Har’el is an Israeli-American music video, film director and documentarian. Her first film Bombay Beach won the top documentary prize at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. LoveTrue is her second feature film, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and won the Grand Prix Best Documentary Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
- Alma Har’el, Christopher Leggett, Rafael Marmor, Rhea Scott, Shia LaBeouf
- Alma Har'el
- Blake Gurtler, Joel Sturm, Will Hunt a.k.a Coconut Willie, Victory Boyd and the Boyd family
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