Film - Feature | August 31 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Its another aimless day down Montevideo way for a trio of teenage buddies. Given to genial putdowns and arguing over things like who started a catchphrase, los tres amigos find a kind of reassuring comfort in routine, repetition, and ritual. Wine, cigarettes, and rock n roll provide them with distractions, if not quite pleasure. Shot in naturalistic black-and-white and infused with a loopy charm, this debut feature recalls the spirit of the Czech New Wave (Michael Fox, SFIFF 2002). This slow-burning slacker comedy . . . clearly owes a debt to Linklater, Kevin Smith and, especially, early Jarmusch. . . . [G]et a load of that vinyl rpm POV shot (Time Out).