2012. USA. David Zellner. 83 min.
Monday, November 19, 2012, 4:15 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2012. USA. Written and directed by David Zellner. Produced and photographed by Nathan Zellner. With Nathan Zellner, Sydney Aguirre, David Wingo. The Zellner Brothers have been making loopy yet emotionally piercing independent films for years, but the bizarre and haunting Kid-Thing contains a new level of gravity. Ten-year-old Annie, left by absent parents to her own devices in rural Texas, fills her days with random moments of solitary vandalism. One afternoon, from a hole in the ground, she hears the voice of an old woman trapped in an underground well. Unsure of whether she’s the devil or just someone who might like a PB&J—to say nothing of a ladder—Annie finds herself thrust into an unexpected metaphysical crisis. 83 min.