Dallas IFF: Thursday (4/15) – ‘Obselidia’

“With new things becoming old in months instead of years, I just want to slow things down a bit.”

George’s speech and manner make him seem like someone from a different era; that he works as a librarian but spends his days cataloging things that are obsolete might make him seem like a kook.  George is as committed to his “Encyclopedia of Obsolete Things” as someone else might be to writing poetry or maintaining a garden.  Like George, writer/director Diane Bell’s Obselidia meanders quietly, but with a purpose, and ultimately provides a sweetly endearing look at a man who believes “love is obsolete” even though it seems fair to say he’s never experienced it.

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