Anne and Amir are an unlikely pair. Amir is an escalator attendant by day and aspiring sculptor by night. Even though he has never sculpted anything before, he hopes to one day fulfill his lifelong dream of making a marble bust of Charles Barkley. Anne comes from a well-to-do family and just started law school. Against the odds they decide to move into a shabby 300 square feet apartment and try to start a life together. But things don’t exactly go as planned. The combination of their small apartment, their threateningly charming neighbor next door and unexpected visitors from the past make them realize that maybe they aren’t as perfect for each other as they previously had thought. At once both singularly funny and painfully poignant, Incredibly Small is equal parts Woody Allen, John Hughes and Eric Rohmer.
I Am a Fat Cat
USA, 2009. Dir.: A. R. Brook Lynn. Scr.: A. R. Brook Lynn. Cast: Brian K. Austin, Nikki Bohm, Jose Candelaria, Tatiana Gomberg. Color. 20 mins. http://iamafatcatmovie.wordpress.com/
Fat Cat’s, the Greenwich Village club where the story takes place, is the stomping grounds for a motley cast including homo-thugs, teenage delinquent chess players, college kids and the film’s central characters: small-time grifter Annie, Dee the Lesbian and Evgenya, the Russian-American masseuse.