VULPES VULPES
Welcome to the Dream Factory

Welcome to the Dream Factory

August 2009

Directed by Orlando Reade

“As a core narrative about a foundering relationship between a man and woman (or a man and a young girl) continually veers into post-apocalyptic quest fantasy, or a gluttonous chow-down on the mulch of supermarket culture, or detective drama, or pornographic daydream, or anticapitalist chatline, or (in the sole wrong-turn of the night) baleful afternoon quiz show. It’s almost impossibly nimble as the text skips between modes and moods; it proceeds as if you’re already remembering it imperfectly, in real time. A particular boon is the wildly appealing ingenuousness of the performance style, which recalls at times Lone Twin, say. It’s very rough, very fragile, and able to make some extremely complex moves feel as easy as dreaming.”

– THOMPSON’S BANK OF COMMUNICABLE DESIRE