Review: Song One, 2015, dir. Kate Barker Froyland

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“At 86 minutes in length, Song One feels long. Occasionally, a warped sense of time and duration can be of benefit to a film – last year’s Ida doesn’t breeze by, and it’s all the better for it – but in the case of Kate Barker-Froyland’s debut as director, the effect renders her work frustrating. Song One isn’t bad; it is, however, disjointed as a melancholy testament to music’s ability to heal all wounds and as a love story about disaffected souls set against the backdrop of New York City’s modern folk scene. In the former mode, the film is arresting. In the latter, it’s an unfinished patchwork of amour and bruised family ties.” (Via Movie Mezzanine.)

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