Building, 214 Sixth Street at Howard, is among the more lively San Francisco
locations that appear in Save it for Later. The story centers on
Scott Cooper, a local guy who returns to the City 17 years after a family
tragedy sent him packing as a teen. The debut feature by ad exec turned
filmmaker Clark Brigham premiered at the San Francisco Film Society's 46th
SF International Festival in 2003. Like many independent filmmakers' first
films, Brigham's story is rife with internal conflict and languid pacing.
The popular San Francisco theme of self invention is touched on here, as
the main character is inspired to strive against the stream by an artist
and free thinker. However, this theme and the flavor of the City itself
are obscured by the overall weight of the film. Even Black Widow star Theresa
Russell - whose appearance here would seem like a casting coup for an
indy of this scale - looks bored.
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