SLOMO – Office Man Breaks Away to Skate Forever

SLOMO – 17 min of how to break away from office and BMW and find fulfillment in slow skating along Pacific Beachcover

Here’s an amusing and possibly inspiring short found on freemoviescinema, a site we recommend for innumerable finds like this.

SLOMO – Successful neurologist turns to simple life of beach rollerblading

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

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