The World Premiere of Explicit Ills took place on Saturday, March 8 at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival. Earlier, I posted my review. After seeing 20 films, I chose Explicit Ills as one of my 3 Top Picks of this year’s festival.
Explicit Ills is simply a masterpiece. I sat with stunned silence as the film ended, both in wonderment at what director Mark Webber has been able to achieve as well as in deep thought about what my own role has been in the betterment of society. Explicit Ills will definitely make you think. Whether or not it will lead you to act on your thoughts is up to you.
Frankie Shaw and Lou Taylor Pucci play Michelle and Jacob, a young couple lost in the throes of romance and the haze of drugs. They do both to great excess. I had the great pleasure of sitting down with these two wonderful young actors to discuss Explicit Ills as well as the festival experience in general.