- Director: Whitney Horn; Lev Kalman
- Writer: Whitney Horn; Lev Kalman; Sarah Dziedzic
- Producer: Annalise Lockhart; Nathan Silver; C. Mason Wells
What a motley crew: A witless dandy, a gibbering Geologist...and, a mendacious mystic!
Two Plains and a Fancy requires a certain sense-of-humour...and, an appreciation for seriously independent, seriously small budgeted cinema. If you have the sense-of-humour and the appreciation...then, this here film - as bizarre as it is...is the film for you.
Admirably, filmed on film...the directors rehearsed [and rehearsed] their actors so they could keep re-takes to a minimum. Film ain't [y'know] cheap and this is a cheap film! Not everyone will get it, those who do...well done. Those who don't...well, give credit where credit is due...to the sheer tenacity and dedication of independent filmmakers! For this is a shining example!
Having conjured up a satirical vision of the 1990s with L for Leisure (LFF 2014), independent filmmaking duo Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn have gone back to the 1890s for their hilarious and highly original follow-up. Shot on 16mm and described as a ‘Spa Western’, Two Plains & a Fancy undermines cowboy genre machismo at every turn. Artistic dandy Milton Tingling, French geologist Ozanne Le Perrier and conwoman-turned-mystic Alta Mariah Sophronia traverse the stunning landscapes and strange ghost towns of Colorado in search of hot springs and New Age thrills. Alternately philosophical, silly and sincerely mind-expanding, this is one journey where digressions are more important than the destination. Fans of sensual bathing, candlelight meditation, paranormal humping and/or John Waters will enjoy.