jumping off bridges
Inspired by invincible friendships, junior high journal entries, heart breaking crushes and the complexities of losing loved ones, jumping off bridges follows a carefree, adventurous group of four best friends deep in the trenches of adolescence. Lauded by the Austin Chronicle as "a realistic narrative portrait of love, death, and human debris as anything you're ever likely to see onscreen."
It's rare that we make movie recommendations here at gorilla vs. bear, but we're going to see a special screening of jumping off bridges this evening at The Angelika here in Dallas, and we think you should too. Directed by Austin filmmaker Kat Candler, whom the Austin Chronicle called "one of the most astute observers of teenage behavior working behind a camera today," the film debuted to great reviews at SXSW 2006.
The soundtrack is amazing as well, featuring songs from Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, American Analog Set, Amina, Bosque Brown, and more, including one of my favorite Devin Davis songs:
Devin Davis Deserted Eyeland mp3
For showtimes and dates of upcoming screenings of jumping off bridges, click here
We've got a great show planned for tonight's edition of gorilla vs. bear radio on SIRIUS Left of Center. We're very excited to welcome our esteemed guest-hosts: Dallas Observer Music Editor Sam Machkovech, and Danny Balis, bassist for Sorta (recently named the Best Overall Act in town by the Dallas Observer) and producer of sports-talk show The Hardline (Dallas' best/highest-rated radio show). Check it out tonight at 10 Eastern on SIRIUS.