Independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi approaches legendary songwriter Will Oldham (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) with the unusual proposition of taking psychedelic mushrooms together and filming the results. Surprisingly, Will accepts.
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two guys take mushrooms. one guy is caveh, one guy is will. caveh gets nervous, will drives a go-kart. caveh puts grass on his head, will smiles. caveh communes with a tiny beetle, will gets attacked by hornets.
too much pressure, too many toys. an experiment which suggests that we should continue exploring.
who wants to be the next guest?
There is a really long list of people I would NEVER do this with, but Caveh Zahedi (I AM A SEX ADDICT) tops the list. Oldham handles this existential nightmare with neo-sincere aplomb, and even accidentally steps in a hornets nest, proving this is a cruel, unjust hell on earth made up of narcissistic film makers. Will earns all 4 stars, and the editor - minus one star for any second over the 30 minute run time.
Watching this was a great way to unwind after a rough week. Great flow, easy to watch, some humor, some surprises, the music works well with the film, some frameable single frames. Enjoyed it.
Will does mushrooms...enough said...
That had more value than I expected.