Indie Trailer Sunday: Experimental Film 'Charlie Victor Romeo' Teasers
Late one snowy night at the Sundance Film Festival this year, I caught a very unique 3D film called Charlie Victor Romeo. Since then the film has occasionally came to mind, thankfully not while I'm traveling (that would be a bit too much) but usually when I'm thinking about experimental cinema and weird experiences. Charlie Victor Romeo was originally a theater performance that has been translated into a 3D film. Showing only the cockpit and pilots, the film's dialogue comes solely from real voice recorder transcripts from plane crashes, and recreates the experience from the inside. Essentially, it gives viewers a look at the actions and reactions of the pilots. It's as nerve-wracking as that sounds, but nonetheless a uniquely visceral experience.
Synopsis from NYFF: Originally produced as a highly successful stage play in New York’s Lower East Side, Charlie Victor Romeo makes startlingly effective use of a state-of-the-art 3D process to take us to a place few civilian eyes have ever been: the other side of the steel reinforced door that separates the public from the pilots. Directors Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels and Karlyn Michelson invite their audience to play silent witness to six high-tension dramatizations possessed with a raw intensity real enough to earn multiple citations from organizations such as the Air Force and West Point. The film is currently playing the film festival circuit, including at New York and the Hamptons. For more info, visit the film's official website.