Devor and Mudede: On top.
  • Devor and Mudede: On top.
From the Sundance Film Festival: their top ten narrative features and documentaries of the decade.

Our own Charles Mudede (with director Robinson Devor) made both lists: Police Beat is the number four narrative feature:

Robinson Devor's gorgeous reverie pairs the lovelorn interior monologue of a Senegalese Seattle cop with the alternately mundane and surreal happenings of his typical work week. A cop movie unlike any you've ever seen, it casts a sad, dreamy spell that matches its lonely hero's sense of disconnection.

And Zoo is number six on the documentaries list:

Another reflection on an unhappy encounter between man and beast: Credit Robinson Devor and his collaborators, co-writer Charles Mudede and cinematographer Sean Kirby, with one of the decade's most original fiction indies (POLICE BEAT) as well as one of its most original docs: this odd hybrid of interviews and re-enactments, which tells the improbably haunting story of a Seattle man who died after having sex with a horse. Much less salacious than it sounds, the film treats its subject with the utmost compassion, freeing him from his posthumous fate as a tabloid punch line.

Congrats to Charles, congrats to Rob. The opposite of congrats to all you Mudede haters.