|AFTER THE TRIUMPH OF YOUR BIRTH|
AFTER THE TRIUMPH OF YOUR BIRTH, a surreal, dark humored portrait of the outsider; a music driven celebration of uncertainty.
Jim Akin wrote, directed, photographed, captured sound, co-composed the score, edited and mixed the film.
An all original soundtrack features acclaimed singer/songwriter Maria McKee.
"One of the most ambitious and audacious debut feature-films in recent memory, After the Triumph of Your Birth is an extremely compelling experience quite unlike anything American cinema has seen in some time... a fearless debut that recalls such American mavericks as Hal Hartley and European auteurs like Wim Wenders while maintaining an absolutely original feel throughout… Guided by a finely crafted cinematic eye and an undeniable literary touch, After the Triumph of Your Birth is a kind of free-form poetic film that American cinema rarely sees anymore... It's like an elaborate puzzle box with a beating human heart at the middle... it's a beautiful new creation in the rubbles of a dull recycled culture."
"From the first frame, (Director Jim Akin) lures you into a unique world of rapturous and inventive widescreen imagery. It's not too far afoot to say that some of his images rival Terrence Malick on a tighter budget, and there is a similar sense of stillness and wonder at the heart of this film… Lots of influences flood to mind while watching After the Triumph of Your Birth: the films of Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Robert Altman, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Jacques Demy; the L.A. Skid row poetics of Charles Bukowski, the dust of John Fante, the sun-baked noirs of Southern California… The film is a consistent delight"
"After the Triumph of Your Birth explores the interstices of life. It probes the personal corners of time in the lives of it's characters, visiting the internal spaces that have long been missing from American film… it is a movie filled with the generosity of acceptance. A movie that says: Time is. We are. I am. "
"This is a special and wonderful film. Lyrical, beautiful and personal."
"The best/most personal movie I've seen since Tree of Life and The Catechism Cataclysm. Made for almost nothing, it's positively priceless."
"It's one of the most heartbreaking and painstakingly visualized films about human dislocation that I've ever seen."