STANLEYVILLE – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Forget anemic, milquetoast descriptors like “quirky” or “oddball”, Stanleyville is no giddy confection; rather, it heads straight first into proudly weird territory in the best way possible. Stanleyville is not a multiplex-pleasing popcorn munching time-waster, nor is it brow-creasing pompous capital-A, capital-C Art Cinema, either. While perhaps intentionally not for everyone (how can something ever be for everyone?), there is a rare sense of purity and sincerity to Stanleyville that make it almost inexplicably enthralling, while still remaining very, very funny. One of the year’s hidden treasures, this is not to be missed.

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