BLONDES IN THE JUNGLE
dir. Lev Kalman & Whitney Horn, 2009
48 mins. USA / Honduras.
SATURDAY MARCH 9 – 10 PM w/Filmmakers in person for Q&A!
(This event is $10.)
At the serpentine intersection of Degrassi and Wade Davis, you’ll find the dazzling BLONDES IN THE JUNGLE. Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn’s 48-minute debut is a dazzling “tropical cyclone” – a metaphysical stoner comedy about a trio of spoiled WASP brats searching for the Fountain of Youth in the wilds of Honduras. Color-saturated and empty-headedly hilarious, Kalman and Horn’s film is a deep dive into pampered ignorance and a wealth of topographic riches.
“If you could put a healing balm on the psychic wound that is the ’80s, it would probably contain a dose of the original toxin. BLONDES IN THE JUNGLE is just such a remedy … [it] takes a panoramic view, at the same time gently revealing hypocrisies and reveling in a surplus of pleasures.” – Cine-File
“A cheerful, genial and strange comedy, yet it’s so good-natured and screwy that it’s easy to go along with all of the improbable happenings – and there’s certainly plenty of those. Plus, the scenery is absolutely beautiful to look at with gorgeous cinematography by Horn.” – Bad Lit
“Long story short, it’s amazing.” – Flavorwire