It was rainy, windy and cold when we went to the Orpheum Theater for our Wisconsin Film Festival screening last night.
Among other things, "The Fairy" features this uniquely over-the-top chase sequence. The couple on a scooter -- Dom and Fiona -- are chasing a car driven by a virtually blind driver, trying to retrieve the unsecured baby on the trunk. The excitement comes from rear projection, the art comes from an almost balletic pantomime perfection. "The Fairy" is charming and whimsical, contains several inspired pantomime slapstick sequences -- as well as Dom and Fiona's magical underwater dance, with phosphorescent jellyfish dancing past them in a little chorus line and a giant clam also making an appearance. If you're lucky and there are some no-shows, you might still be able to catch "The Fairy" at its second screening tonight at Sundance.
Disclaimer: Like they used to say in the old TV ads, picture on screen is simulated (promotional still). The Orpheum is real.