Fire with Fire

Fire with Fire Short Film GE

Why Watch? The Human immunodeficiency virus might be the very last thing you’d want injected into your body, but for some cancer patients, it’s becoming a last resort that works.  This short documentary from Ross Kauffman (Born Into Brothels) gives a glimpse into an enormously powerful story where a young girl on the brink of death is saved by something that has killed millions. It’s unorthodox medical thinking, and as short as this doc is, it’s profoundly humbling. Tightly constructed with an immensely compelling subject, this is a tiny fist that lands like an atomic bomb.

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Welcome back to This Week In Discs! As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Your Sister’s Sister Jack (Mark Duplass) is still suffering bouts of depression a year after the death of his brother, so when his best friend Iris (Emily Blunt), who happens to be his brother’s ex, offers up her family’s cabin for a few days of rest he jumps at the chance. Unbeknownst to both of them Iris’ sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) has also holed up in the cabin after a rough breakup with her girlfriend. Hilarity and romantic complications ensue. Writer/director Lynn Shelton has moved beyond the confines of her early mumblecore career and delivered a film filled with humor, honesty and a compelling romantic triangle. The three leads are at the top of their game and form a trio I would happily marry. Also available on DVD. [Extras: Trailer, commentaries]

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