JTIFF: "Whimsy & Hester"

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Whimsy & Hester – USA – Directed by Jeffrey Garcia – A pair of conjoined twins try to lose their virginity on prom night. This film is the perfect finale to this midnight block of short films and is my personal favorite, combining the fucked up characters and families that John Waters created in films such as Pink Flamingos with a coming-of-age tale similar to the comic book adaptation Ghost World. It is super quirky, potentially offensive, and downright hilarious and features a whole cast of absurd characters, dialogue, and situations. Amazingly shot for roughly $300 with no crew, what can Garcia possibly do with more?. I cannot wait to see what he brings us next. We may very well have the heir apparent to John Waters.