|'Swimming', 'Sporting Dog' among film festival must-sees
by Tim Miller
This year's Woods Hole event, running through Saturday, features more than 50 films. I've seen seven of them - three full-length features and four shorts - and two are exceptional.
Both, coincidently, will be screened today at the Hoyts Nickelodeon in North Falmouth.
Then sexy Josee (Joelle Carter) shows up and starts working at the diner as a waitress. Frankie finds herself drawn to Josee, and Nicola doesn't like it. To further complicate matters, a dope-smoking drifter (James Villemaire) who sells tie-dye T-shirts from his van arrives in town and has his eye on Frankie.
It's hard to know where all of this is heading, and that's part of the film's appeal. More character-driven than plot-driven, "Swimming" also benefits from the sensitive, intellegent performance of Ambrose, whom filmgoers might remember for her movie-stealing turn in the 1998 teen comedy "Can't Hardly Wait."
If there's any justice, Ambrose should become a big star - and "Swimming" should find a wide audience.
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