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[CFF 2020] 'Low' Review: Party crashing and making friends with Bigfoot

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[CFF 2020] ‘Low’ Review: Party crashing and making friends with Bigfoot

Silly, hip, and delightfully weird, Low is a short film about risk taking and bravery. 

Bigfoot is one of the most popular mythical beasts around. There are many documentaries and movies dedicated to the cryptozoological phenom. Before the decision was made to go all virtual, the Chattanooga Film Festival was set to show The Vice Guide to Bigfoot. Low was scheduled to play before it. Both films can now be seen virtually to get the full Sasquatch experience.

Showing up to a party where you don’t know anyone can be pretty awkward, especially when you’re uninvited. In Low,  a short film by Megan Duffy, a Sasquatch is lured into an upscale party in a woodland condo. While Duffy’s film plays out like a music video, a story about taking chances and finding happiness outside of your comfort zone is relayed in four minutes.

The party looks incredibly uncomfortable. The guests are extremely fashionable in a 60’s mod aesthetic, but most look extremely bored, as if they arrived to just look pretty and not have fun.  Meanwhile the band Smoke Season plays in the corner of the party. The guests seem oblivious to the band and it is the singer who seems to be the only person in the room capable of expression.

All of this sets the tone for an odd party that seems will leave no impression on any of the guests. It is not until The Sasquatch finds courage to let loose and have a good time that the party comes alive. The singer finally finds someone who is listening to her song and the uninvited guests makes a connection.

Silly, hip, and delightfully weird, Low is a short film about risk taking and bravery.

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