Local filmmakers Émilie Richard-Froozan and Rémy Bennett are currently premiering Buttercup Bill at the Marfa Film Festival and my bet is it will be the talk of Texas. This is not a chill-for-90-minutes-with-some-extra-butter-popcorn kind of movie. This film is an utter mind trip the whole way through and lingers in your thoughts for days. I won’t give away too much of the plot, but it centers on two lifelong friends, Pernilla and Patrick, as they meet up in the South after years apart, drawn together following the death of someone close to them. The film peers into their love for each other and the secrets of their past. Bennett wrote and stars in the film, and her performance is mesmerizing.This is the first full-length feature produced by Blonde to Black Pictures, owned by Emma Comley & Sadie Frost. The film constantly keeps you in suspense- guessing about Pernilla and Patrick’s relationship, about the choices they’ve made and the skeletons that might still be hiding in the closet.
I had a chance to catch up with Émilie before they hit the road: [Read more...]