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WIllamette week [Bennett campbell ferguson]
“The Texture of Falling” is a Poetic Journey Through Portland Landmarks and BDSM Maria Allred's debut film is rich with symbolic imagery. When Portland filmmaker Maria Allred was a teenager, she fled her family's home in Vancouver, Wash., to find herself."I left home and hitchhiked and lived in the woods a lot and was just living this really weird life for a year when I was 15 to 16," she says.....
reel views [James Berardinelli]
If there’s one thing on display in The Texture of Falling, it’s the powerful visual sense evinced by Maria Allred in her feature debut. Wearing no fewer than seven hats for the production (acting, directing, writing, cinematography, editing, art direction, wardrobe), Allred has earned the right to call this her film, taking auteur theory to the next level. With images that captivate and pop, The Texture of Falling is never anything less than spellbinding...
FIction's mistress [maggie stancu]
“The Texture Of Falling” Is The Beautifully Confusing Film You Need To See
I find myself in awe, both confused and delighted by the chaotic journey that The Texture of Falling takes us, the audience, on. Never have I been so captivated. And I don’t say that lightly...
wild about movies
In this taut, stylish and multi-layered psychological drama, four strangers come together – from the rubble and despair of crumbling marriages, stalled careers and secret desires – to push the boundaries of morality and explore their yearnings without inhibition. But anxieties rise as their chaotic paths collide and it becomes clear that nothing is what it seems as the lines of reality blur and each of them struggles to grasp where fantasy ends, passion begins … and how far is too far?
(RE)SEARCH MY TRASH
...a labyrithine piece of avant garde moviemaking that finds joy in taking apart its core story's narrative structure, leaving seminal plot-points only hinted at, jumping in and out of scenes at (only seemingly) random points, creating parallels between its narrative threads that suggest that one's only a reinterpretation of the other, and thus keeping the audience guessing all the way through its running time - until the finale puts the whole thing on a meta-level. READ MORE
movie reviews 101 [darren lucas]
Verdict: Smart ThrillerStory: The Texture of Falling starts as we meet filmmaker Louisa (Webb) that is struggling with her work, who bumps into Luke (Green) a man she had previously met at a film gathering even though Louisa is in a dwindling relationship. We also follow Michael (Farmer) an architect who isn’t enjoying the company of his wife who meets artist Sylvia (Allred) that opens new doors for experiences for him.