Last Goodbye

World Premiere

USA | 94 MINUTES | English |


Rock stars Peter and Seymour vie for the attention of Agnes, a television actress known for playing a Buffy the Vampire Slayer-like warrior. Agnes has a hidden connection to Roland, a deluded, dipsomaniacal office worker. Roland's boss has a disillusioned and misguided teenage daughter, whom Roland meets and latches onto as his personal savior. Sound convoluted? Deliriously, wonderfully so. Last Goodbye is full of intriguing twists and turns. Guiding us through this mysterious maze of relationships are David Carradine, playing a delusional bible salesman, and Faye Dunaway as a pretentious film director. The script is smart, with expertly etched characters who keep the plot chugging along until the final frame. Last Goodbye is beautifully shot -- a lesson in HD cinematography that will make even film aesthetes stand up and take notice. Jacob Gentry, a first-time filmmaker, directs with the assuredness of a seasoned veteran, and a hip score and dead-on source music just add to the rich layers of this delightful piece of moviemaking. The whole package makes us feel as if we are watching the first independent film of a new century.