The title of Eddie Alcazar’s short film, made in collaboration with the electronic musician and rapper Flying Lotus, cannot be repeated in a headline or in polite company. FUCKKKYOUUU begins by quoting lines from Sylvia Plath’s poem Elm, including one that is both ominous and hopeful: “How your bad dreams possess and endow me.”
The official synopsis reads: “With the ability to travel in time, a lonely girl finds love and comfort by connecting with her past self. Eventually faced with rejection, she struggles with her identity and gender, and as time folds onto itself only one of them can remain.”
Unofficially, here is what happens: a disfigured monster wanders through a forest to a suitably spooky background score; a woman wakes up from a nightmare; the woman makes love to her doppelganger; a hypodermic needle drops into the earth.
Shot in grainy black-and-white, Alcazar’s film evokes the irrational and nightmarish imagery that is typical of experimental cinema. The American filmmaker has previously designed video games and commercials. Sometime in 2009, he embarked on the live action film 0000 (it is pronounced zero), whose official synopsis once again boggles the mind: “The mind of one man will galvanize a global revolution. His technology will birth a new era of human existence and social connection, but this great gift is rooted in dark tragedy. If he is to survive, he will need the help of many, and if we are to survive, our awareness must grow.” Project status: unknown.
Alcazar has also directed a documentary on the boxer Johnny Tapia, titled Tapia, which will be developed into a feature film called Johnny. His goal as a filmmaker: “I want to be able to further explore the film medium and experiment with ideas that viewers can connect with emotionally and psychologically. My goal is to find rhythm on the largest scale possible.”