By Chris J. Russo (doddleNEWS)
One of the great things about coming to Park City is meeting all of the interesting filmmakers who have traveled from all over the world to screen their films. While attending Outfest’s 16th Annual Queer Brunch at the Grubsteak on Sunday, I met the director, producer and star of “Heavy Girls,” (Dicke Mädchen German title) a feature film screening at the Slamdance Film Festival this week. Hailing from Berlin and bubbling with excitement and nervous energy, I asked them to tell me what their film was about. ”It’s a tragic comedy about love, family, and gay relationships,” says director Axel Ranisch. The movie poster features two large, naked, men caught in an embrace, and is definitely one of the more curious and funnier images I’ve seen this week.
“Heavy Girls” plays SLAMDANCE tomorrow, Tuesday at 7pm, at the Treasure Mountain Inn.