Award winning indie flick opens in San Francisco on December 4
As Oscar-bait epics fill multiplexes this month, there’s big buzz about a little indie set in the East Bay. Everything Strange and New, a visually poetic film shot in Oakland by Frazer Bradshaw, was recently nominated for two Gotham Awards (the indie Oscars), including Breakthrough Director for Bradshaw. It opens at San Francisco’s Roxie Cinema on December 4.
Berkeley resident Beth Lisick, author of the best-seller Helping Me Help Myself, makes her feature film debut as Reneé, an East Bay mom who is trying to keep her family together in troubled economic times.
“The film captures a lot about the lives of people that we know but you usually don’t see on the screen,” says Lisick. “I’ve never seen the Bay Area filmed the way Frazer captured it.”