The Dark Side

52mins | 2015 | DramaTVPG
Richard Ledes
Hank Chen, Ali Ahn, Bill Raymond, Max Jenkins
Hurricane Sandy is the backdrop for this fascinating fiction-documentary hybrid, shot in New York during and after the 2012 superstorm. When the lights go out during the storm, Dan falls and butt-dials his ex-girlfriend?whose name also happens to be...Sandy. He takes it as a sign to visit her. Mirroring the hurricane?s capacity to cross boundaries, THE DARK SIDE intercuts interviews with NYC firefighters who lost their homes during Sandy with this romantic comedy. The resulting clash of documentary and fictional genres creates unexpected juxtapositions that illuminate both the global and local dimensions of this devastating event.
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