THE BUZZ OF AN AMSTERDAM MORNING
amsterdam / netherlands
june 27 / 2017
TRAILER / 1 minute & 19 seconds
functioning as an homage of sorts to Chantal Akerman's
of THE BUFFET features a slice of the filmmaker's very own life.
after not being able to convince a local homeless person
with whom JP had initially met, befriended & sought to have dinner with
intimate, one-on-one dynamic between JP & the viewer ---
or the viewer, as JP, having the meal at Grand Hotel
if there ever was an objective,unfettered, first-person POV documentation
of "dinner", ONE GRAND may be it; the film's slow, absorbing,
unedited shots, at times slowed down,
sped up, shot hands-free, involving the iPhone being placed in JP's
sport jacket's left front breast pocket --- all for the purpose of capturing
& simulating an embodied, universal, dining experience.