Director: Nathan Silver • US
Playing like a darkly sardonic home video from Hell, Stinking Heaven examines a sober-living commune in suburban New Jersey. A new houseguest with connections to a resident’s past sends shockwaves through the frail community, revealing the pain and pettiness bubbling just beneath the surface. Prolific independent auteur Nathan Silver filmed through the endearingly lo-fi lens of Betacam, and the cast lived together on set and largely improvised their dialogue. Preceded by Serenity (Dir. Jack Dunphy, 6 min.)
Run Time: 71 Min.
Festival Program: U.S. Indies
Official Website: http://www.stinkingheaven.com