Across the country with LUBIE LOVE – The Movie

In the film LUBIE LOVE, filmmaker Mason Hayutin has a love-hate relationship with the truck he drives across country. He loves being on the open road but he recognizes that the cost – financial and environmental far out ways the benefits.

While Hayutin is passionate about the subject matter he has chosen to report on (re: oil), the devices he uses – primarily voiceover and talking heads do not effectively make for a compelling 66 minute documentary.

Educational in nature, the content gets repetitive as do the visuals. (Of course some relationships can be that way which may be why the title is a peculiar LUBIE LOVE). One wishes Hayutin injected more humor into the delivery of the information and the content was more revelatory. That said, Hayutin tackles an important issue that warrants further exploration.

The film is now available as a full download by visiting here.

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  1. AQ Editor:

    As a side note: the reviewer did not subscribe to the highly advised Red Bull – the necessary jolt needed for any road trip and in the film to accurately enjoy the humor during the middle and end of the MOVIE. The parallel of a relationship between a working man's relation with a supposed, dependable truck and a that between a loved one might have needed the delicate touch of say Malcolm Sperlock. However he was unavailable initially.

    As a fine art installation piece, the work engages the audience through live performance, the relation between stills and the moving image and show stopping theatrics – and yes it includes a few dancing red bull servers traversing down the theater isle once hoping out of their oil consuming vehicle.

    Love to hear more.
    Of course be the judge when fully viewed