Our pick for October 23: “High Fantasy”
Synopsis: “Freaky Friday” meets “The Blair Witch Project” as four friends on a South African camping excursion wake up to realize they’ve all swapped bodies. A canny examination of race (one of the party is white), gender (one is male) and social mores filmed with a nervy energy (it was shot entirely on an iPhone), “High Fantasy” is a standout post-apartheid examination of the body politic, fearlessly examining identity in our modern era through richly authentic performances and dialogue from its teen leads.
See it at the Oriental Theatre on Tuesday, October 23 at 9 p.m.
During the fest, Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly and I will be doing a Cinebuds Milwaukee Film Festival pick of the day. Each day we’ll pick a film that you should see on the next day, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan.
Listen to our conversation and read more below to find out more about the film we’re choosing for October 23.