You could also call it a short film, as he does. And with little exception, Barry Jenkins' Tall Enough is a short film, though it does do its initial shill for Bloomingdales, who funded it along with shorts by four other young, independent directors. We first found Jenkins through his film Medicine for Melancholy, and in our Q+A with him about that film, he discussed how his love story was just as much about racial tension, a city's division and general poverty as it was about romance. Tall Enough is also about a romance and race, but doesn't have time to get heavy, so it's just got the earnestness that made us such a sucker for Medicine for Melancholy, Jenkins' genuine eye and love for romance. It also has a tall woman falling for a short dude, something dear to the heart of one particular FADER editor. And if you speak Chinese, let us know what he says to her in bed.
Barry Jenkins Makes a Great Commercial
September 24, 2009