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?
This documents the difference between people I would want to be high with vs. people I never want to get high with. Will Oldham is fun with a childlike wonder (he's even late getting out of the terminal because he has to stop for a ice cream cone), jumping on trampolines, riding go karts, smiling and being fun. Cavah is lying around, lying around, lying around. Will wins this contest easily, and he makes the documentary tolerable.
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.
Why did they do this and why did they cut out the sex scene?
Will does mushrooms...enough said...
That had more value than I expected.
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.