Something about the morning. Maybe it's that I can have coffee, the warm comfort of the bitter and dark flavor. Music sounds so fresh on my ears after 8 hours of stagnance. Sometimes in the morning, I am really excited to be alive. If there's one thing that I will always have to give me some pleasure, it'll be the early hours of the day, potential and pent-up happiness just waiting to be poured out.
"The idea started from this feeling that I've had for most of my adult life, and influenced the last film I made, By Modern Measure, that I was here [at Sundance] with a couple years ago. It's this sense of wanting to take some action, in terms of all the crazy problems that we're facing in the world, but not knowing what to do. I look back to the '60s and I think about the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. They were these really cohesive things that young people were focusing on, to try to make a positive impact. Now it seems like there's just so much going on, things are spread so thin, that I'm not exactly sure what to do. So it seemed like making a movie would be a way to express that feeling of still not really knowing exactly what to do."
-Matthew Lessner, director of "The Woods"
^^^ Well, he summed it up just perfectly.
Saw that film last night, the execution of this message was a little shaky. But overall, this dude is feeling the exact same way I am, and many other of this generation. He made a film, which is a powerful thing, but I think it could have been a little bit more productive in terms of actually getting young people inspired and passionate. But interesting and unique nonetheless.