ACTUAL PEOPLE (Slamdance 2022) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Kit Zauhar’s Actual People is the perfect blend of great old school indie film energy while very much being of the now. A romantic drama, an intimate close up of college life in NYC, and a snapshot of a young woman of color trying to find her place in the world, Actual People’s charm is that it is never pompous or smug enough to brandish its themes gratuitously. Rather, it confidently meanders through a series of encounters that are engaging in and of themselves. But when put together in the savvy way Zauhar configures it, unite to make a much bigger picture.

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