Darren Aronofsky’s AFI short opens with angry slacker Dave sitting in a dreary, empty junk yard. Dave stares into space, sips beer, and beats the hell out of a cracked guitar. We quickly realize the emptiness of the dump parallels the emptiness of Dave’s life which consists of smoking weed, staring at television screens and watching mentally retarded school children. Dave’s friend Pete is shortly introduced, along with their friend, Ari, who despite calling her pals losers, doesn’t seem to accomplishing much herself. These three are going nowhere fast. They’re the amoebas of life… protozoa….
Director: Darren Aronofsky.
Writer: Darren Aronofsky.
Stars: Michael Bonitatis, Lucy Liu, Damon Whitaker.