I think it’d be cool for us all to talk about different experimental or unconventional films, feature length and otherwise, we’re fans of and to get recommendations for the genre in the future. In other words, we should put projects we think are underrated in different ways in the spotlight and give them a fair go.
Just to start it off, a personal favorite director of mine is Don Hertzfeldt and his trilogy of animated short films “It’s Such A Beautiful Day” are insanely dark and funny in a way that got him a decent amount of notoriety in film critic circles but the biggest mainstream success he’s had was landing a Simpsons couch gag in 2015. His more recent short, “World Of Tomorrow” features a time-traveling plot centered around a 3rd generation clone meeting her original copy and showing her the ropes of how the world operates, centuries from the time she was born.
If anyone is a fan of Austin’s specific brand of existentialism on Friends At The Table, give World Of Tomorrow a shot, you might enjoy it.