The Lunch Date. Beg. Borrow. Steal a copy.

May 6, 2008

This is, quite simply, one of the best, most compete and clever short films ever shot. It was filmed by a guy called Adam Davidson. What’s almost unbelievable is that he shot it whilst he was still a student. It’ pretty hard to track down, but you can get it on a compilation called Cinema 16: American Short Films. Buy it here.

You can watch it in all its black and white beauty below.

The story involves a middle-aged lady in Grand Central Station and her attempts to eat some lunch. She is very posh. The other main protagonist is a working-class black man. Davidson manages to use the awkward social mismatch and also the underlying racial tension of the time to create a beautiful film that has just the best reveal. The attention to detail, the fact that the two main characters don’t actually speak to each other, even though they share lunch, all add to the genius. The DVD runs to 3 and a half hours. I reckon it’s worth the £19.99 just for The Lunch Date. See it if you can.

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