Welcome to our 2014 Festival Staff Picks column! We’ll be posting some first looks at Festival Films to look out for on the 2014 Film Schedule. Check back to the AFF blog for new Staff Picks each week!
The Suicide Theory
I believe in fate. Sometimes you don’t care for a particular genre of film, but then a co-worker suggests you check it out. Maybe they just chose it at random, or maybe you were meant to watch it. Either way, this is how I approached The Suicide Theory.
The title alone gave me the creeps — I myself have no theories on suicide. But upon hearing it was about a hit-man hired to kill a man who can’t commit suicide himself, I found my interest growing stronger. What followed was 98 minutes of my expectations being surpassed, and ultimately, enjoying a film I wouldn’t have otherwise sought out. This film is an incredibly well told story of how the choices we’ve made in the past touch the lives of others, and how fate is ultimately the bigger part of one’s future. All of this, of course, told in a unique, raw way.
Consider adding this film to your schedule. If anything, it will give you a new way to think about how lucky you are to be alive. And who knows — maybe it will also make you believe in fate a little more.
– Marcie Mayhorn, Conference Coordinator
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