Title: Foxfur

Also known as:
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Year: 2012

Genre: Independent / Sci-fi / Experimental

Language: English

Runtime: 61 min

Director: Damon Packard

Writer: Damon Packard

IMDb: N/A

Plot:
A talented, but unbalanced video editing girl named Foxfur is thrown into a philosophical adventure beyond time and space. Her first goal is to get her friend Khris to drive her to a book store where she's hoping to find some answers, and there she also meets two UFO theorists. She then hears about this thing called "The Dead Zone", and she fears that the world she knows might very well be that zone.

Our thoughts:
You almost need to plan ahead when you're about to watch a movie by Damon Packard. Not in the way of some films where you need to wait until you have several hours free to watch a 4-5 hour epic. But rather because his films stand out among every genre - there's no safe home to put a Damon Packard film. Like the films by Carlos Atanes they'll raise several questions through their philosophical meta stories, but the two filmmakers also share a strange creative attitude where everything is possible and accepted. Damon Packard started making films many years ago, and I think his short film "Dawn of an Evil Millennium" is simply fantastic in its chaos. To think that film was made the same year I was born! Packard's most appreciated (and most likely equally hated) epic is 2002's "Reflections of Evil", a film that crushes every idea of what a film is.

Here we are in 2012, with a new film by the man. "Foxfur" is about Foxfur, a young girl, and how she realizes that our world is going through a loop. Life has became a repetition, fueled by material things. A life barely worth calling "life". But there must be a point where life ended and "life" started. This is what Foxfur must find answers to, and she decides to go to The Bodhi Tree, a store, for answers. Driving her there is her trusted friend Khris who has a few things of his own to take care of.

I honestly can't believe how hard it is to describe the story of this movie is. I did a pretty good job up there considering, yet it's impossible to put explain "Foxfur" in words if you want it to make sense in the end. What we have here is so much more than simply the story - which is pretty solid on its own. You go into a Damon Packard film for the whole experience, something that mere words can't explain. This is a supersonic, hyper-eccentric, visually blasting experience. Leave your questions by the door and just accept that this is happening in front of you. You'll laugh one second, only to look around in confusion the next. And hell, at some point you might even have a personal epiphany or two. Yeah, I don't know how it all works, but it kinda does.

One of the highlights of the film is when Khris is going through different stores trying to reach out and get the employees there to simply acknowledge his words. They seem to be stuck on repeat with an automatic answer at hand already. These scenes are fucking hilarious, and are proof of how Damon Packard will get his points across in the most absurd ways.

"Foxfur" features so much in its short runtime, and there's so much to gain from watching this. Through multiple pop-cultural references, philosophical discussions and general what-the-fuck moments, Damon Packard has managed to create a wholesome atmosphere that stands out no matter what you put it up against - yet you "get it"... Kinda... I think. Not to mention the assault on all your senses. It's an experience, simply put.


Positive things:
- I don't know where to begin...?
- Did I tell you that through the short period of 61 minutes, 6-or-so different people plays the role of Foxfur? Yeah.
Negative things:
- Either everything about the movie, or nothing about the movie. You decide!

Rating:
Gore: 1/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 3.5/5

We bought this movie from:
Damon Packard

Reviewed by:
Ronny




 

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