Smother (2008)

WRITER/DIRECTOR

Luis Gispert

RELEASE DATE

January 12, 2008

Cast

Steven Bauer, Taryn Manning, Tony Revolori

RUNTIME

27 Minutes

SYNOPSIS

“A boy lies on a trampoline, clutching a boombox to his chest. Gradually the blue tarpaulin turns a sickly green as he empties his bladder. “Smother,” a riveting new 26-minute film at Mary Boone Gallery by the New York artist Luis Gispert, explores the relationship between this 11-year-old chronic bed-wetter, also depicted in the photograph at right, and his domineering mother. Like “Stereomongrel,” Mr. Gispert’s 2005 film collaboration with Jeffrey Reed, it follows a precocious pre-adolescent’s odyssey through a perilous adult landscape – in this case 1980s Miami (where Mr. Gispert was raised).” – The New York Times