Now, this might be a 1,5 years since the film was actually made, but I just saw a movie called On The Road With Judas, and I was amased. It's no wonder to me, that it got a nomination in the Sundance Film Festival, but it has me puzzled, that it hasn't got nominated for anything else yet.
I'll try not to spoil too much
(so please don't be too scared of reading why I recommend this film).
So I read that the director, JJ Lask, made the movie in a quite inconventional way. Appareantly, he had all his actors read the book that the movie is based on, and interviewed them with the camera running, where they had to improvise as if they were the people in the book, and so he uses this as the fundament of the movie appareantly. In between each interview sequence is montaged a piece of "actual acting", and that's where it becomes exciting, for the fictional show host (which is played by JJ Lask) has found the fictional "real" person and a "fictional" actor for each of the persons in the book by the same name as the film. Thereby he makes a movie about a fictional movie based on events that are "real events" in this fictional world. And so, we see the actors play out the fictional real things that happen, and the opposing fictional fictive events, and these two aren't always the exact same. Most of the time the two versions stick well together, but when it comes to Katharsis, things stray from what "really happened".
Appareantly, JJ Lask is happy for the "Kill your darlings" principe. The plot is horrible, the sound is not very good put together in the first parts of the film, and all the characters in the movie are static idiots with screwed egos, who no idea of what they are doing and barely any idea of what they're really trying to achiev. Just look at the name of the fictional show, that the film builds upon: "Let's do drinks". It's really the essence of horrible entertainment, and here's where the movie shows us what a big fat parody our media-based entertainment industry is today.
Of course, there's a lot more to the movie, and I could delve much more into analysis, but if you have the chance, you should go ahead and see it. If not, remember it's name and go rent it whenever you bump into it (or see if you can find some place to get it for free at the internet. - I heard there should be some way to obtain it for free? :S At least I'm finding half price offers around.) I read someone dubbing it hogwash somewhere on the web (might very well be on IMDb), and maybe there's something to it, but if it's really that much of a bunch hogwash, (which might very well be the intention of the director,) so let it be a magnificent example of hogwash.
Oh, and I didn't get paid to write this. ^^