ZOO (Robinson Devor, U.S.). 75 minutes. Friday (April 20), 9:45 pm; Sunday (April 22), 7:30 pm, Isabel Bader. Rating: NN Rating: NN
Obviously trying to avoid a circus sideshow approach, director Robinson Devor's look into the story of the death of one of the men involved in having sex with horses in the Pacific Northwest still feels like a cheat.
Devor earnestly recreates scenes of the various men (they call themselves "zoos") before, during and after the death. With a second-rate Philip Glass knockoff on the soundtrack, the film treats the subjects with such hushed reverence that it's hard to understand what's going on. We end up with more questions than answers.
Why Devor also includes a banal five-minute interview with the man playing Cop #1 in the recreation scenes is unfathomable. This film's a wank.