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Michael Vass – The Old Ways at Marginal Utility

The death penalty execution of a child by the state is unthinkable, ludicrous, absurd.  Michael Vass‘s film “The Old Ways” asks you to consider the unthinkable and watch as a bumbling bureaucrat attempts to execute a child by hanging and then, when that fails, by firing squad (see trailer).   The short (13 minute) film by the Toronto-based filmmaker is macabre and comical.  With its spare, black and white aesthetic and deadpan, serio-comic acting, the movie bears some resemblance to a Buster Keaton caper movie — or to the great Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (which is also about the unthinkable ... More » »