USA | 2010 | 82 min
Who do we really belong with? Wendell is a neurotic twenty something with no future. Vicky is a dirty, mean bartender who’s dating Wendell. Their relationship is based on a mutual lack of ambition and cleanliness, and the most refined thing they do together is go to art galleries for the free food. When Joanna, a nice, stable social worker, invites Wendell to a meeting with one of her many activist groups, he suddenly feels like he might be capable of doing something worthwhile after all. He starts to date Joanna, who brings him into her alien world where people actually care about things. But is this newfound selflessness who he really is? A classic love triangle becomes much more, and Wendell has to decide not only who he belongs with, but what kind of person he is underneath all that neuroses. Written and directed by Adam Bowers, New Low is a fresh, laugh-out-loud comedy with a punk aesthetic and razor sharp dialogue.
DIR Adam Bowers
SCR Adam Bowers
CAST Adam Bowers, Valerie Jones, Jayme Ratzer, Toby Turner
Won, 2011 Amsterdam Film Festival – De grote Prijs van de Jury