also, site for the new film is up: Momma's Man
Directed by Azazel Jacobs
When your daddy is one of the lynchpins of experimental cinema in the United States - and the world - your future has got to be a bright one, for you too can become one of the most underrated, underexposed, unheard of by most, avant-gardist auteurs in the history of cinema. With TheGoodTimesKid, Azazel Jacobs, son of legendary, if not quite a household name, Ken Jacobs, the man responsible for the brilliantly deceptive 1969 experimental bon mot Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son and the découpage juggernaut, 40 years in the making, Star Spangled to Death, gives us (and by us I mean myself, J. Hoberman and about three other film geeks from the East Village) one of the sweetest, funniest romances of the year. A melange of his paternally encrusted experimental roots, an obvious lust for the early French New Wave, live action Fleischer Brother quirkiness, Jim Jarmusch's brain in a jar, indie-pop licks and a screwball heart, all glazed over with a sort of low-def Boho Lubitsch touch, Jacobs' film - which played for exactly seven days in January of 2007 at the Anthology Archives in New York and has still not seen the shiny side of a dvd - is the one film of 2007 most in need of watching - mainly because so many have not.