Someplace Else (2008, USA, Documentary, Color, 70 min)
by Kai-Duc Luong and Avisheh Mohsenin
The portrait of a Chicago soul-blues musician through the filmmaker's journal.
"Part musical documentary, part personal meditation, Someplace Else is the engaging portrait of a soul-blues-funk musician from the South Side of Chicago through the director's personal film journal.
Weaving the narrative, photographic and lyrical content of the music in an unconventional and rhythmic way, this feature debut transforms the visual experience of a documentary into a fresh captivating journey of many facets."
** Official Selection: Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2008, Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival, 2008, the Vilcek Foundation, New York City, AIF Profile Series, 2008 Chicago Asian-American Showcase, 2008, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2009, HIBERNAROCK Music Festival, France.
"Engagingly informal … Personal and poetic" (B. Scharres, Director of Programming, Gene Siskel Film Center)
"To see Chicago life in motion through the lens of great cinema is breathtaking."
"Life is about change and change is what you make it."
"Someplace Else is packed with snippets of great songs and not all blues."
(C. Freeman, Chicago Independent Bulletin)
"AFFECTING" "A TENDER PORTRAIT of one of Chicago's hardest-working bluesmen, an impressionistic meditation on place, belonging, and passion."
(A. Mast, Flavorpill.com, Documentary/Film Event of The Week)
"SOMEPLACE ELSE IS SOMETHING ELSE IN FILM-MAKING"
"A MOVING SELF-PORTRAIT"
(The Vilcek Foundation)