I went to Buffalo Boy last night, the New Asia Cinema film for this week (Wednesdays at 7pm at SoM!)…. and it was amazing. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was captivated from the first moment to the very end.
I got a glimpse of what life in South Vietnam might be like. They vacillate between droughts and heavy rains, and I would NOT like being cold and wet most of the time. At one point, when the house they were in was torn apart by a storm and they went drifting away in half a house, I thought, “I got nothin’ to complain about!”
The cinematography was amazing. I was especially struck by the rain being captured on the water… first they showed it coming down really hard, then lighter and lighter, until it was finally still. Very cool.
Another interesting aspect was how they bury their dead there. When there is no land exposed for miles on end (or for months on end), how do they bury a body? Things that make you go, “Hmmmm…..”
I am definitely going to go back to another one of these films. It was very well done and more than worth the price of admission (just kidding… it’s FREE!!)