Here’s the description:
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity. The most decorated festival short documentary of 2013.
Josh hails from Ann Arbor, where he earned a degree in Screenwriting from the University of Michigan. He’s since worked as a copywriter, a cab driver, and a carpenter. SLOMO is his first documentary.
Not much to add. One could say that the hero appears to be a little bit of a simpleton, but he has certainly found his Nirvana on this planet.
Of course, he has pared down to survive and couldn’t do that unless he had slaved in the galley as a neurologist first.
Typical male rationalization we’d say in the theory he offers to explain the pleasure he finds in his endless rolling along. He refers to a possible neurological delight in the response of the inner ear to acceleration, which doesn’t make much sense since he is not accelerating at all 99% of the time! But that as he says himself is what he chooses to believe, and therefore believes!
In fact his specialty is precisely that – not accelerating at all but maintaining a slow but very prolonged glide without kicking.
Directed by Joshua Izenberg. Starring: John Kitchin