also Opening: THE CHATEAU -- LOOKING FOR LEONARD -- RABBIT-PROOF FENCE -- VIZONTELE For details, see reviews. Rating: NNN
LOOKING FOR LEONARD (Steven Clark, Matt Bissonnette)
Looking For Leonard plays like early Jim Jarmusch on the streets of Montreal. Kim Huffman is a small-time thief who accidentally kills a guy, pins it on a Czech dude she's just met (Joel Bissonnette), then starts to falls in love with him. This is a film that knows its turf and works well within it. Directors Clark and Bissonnette make smart choices, including their two appealing leads. If there's still an essential spark missing, it's not for want of trying. 90 minutes.