The Adventures of Ledo and Ix

As it turns out, James, my aforementioned friend, has a younger sister, Emily, who is a tremendously talented artist and filmmaker. This is pretty crazy for me, as I remember when she was a prolific doodler in the 8th grade. I just had the great pleasure of watching her new short film, The Adventures of Ledo and Ix. Though under five minutes in length, Ledo and Ix is incredibly sweet and affecting. My sense is that the movie is a fragment of an awkward semi-romance between a tough cookie and a sensitive soul, and what’s left unspoken between them has heavy significance. This movie is kind of a revelation, and it’ll be playing at SXSW this year.