Obviously a young team so it was good to see a mature actor playing the Mayor but it was undermined by using a high school student as a high school principle(the gag where he yells at the bomber was great, but he could have just been a prefect instead of a principle). I felt like this film was trying to say something deep about local laws and the nature of humans, then they went and ruined it by including a title card explaining exactly what they were saying and it wasn't deep at all, it was literal, what a shame.
I recall when it seemed like every other film in this thing was a mockumentary, which always put a damper even on the good ones. That trend has definitely passed so it was great to be able to watch this film without that stigma. I really liked the idea, especially with it being based on a real law. I'm assuming that this is a newer team so while there were definitely things that could have been done more successfully I was more impressed with the potential they displayed. The story was solid and they had a good sense of humour. The style also is very forgiving of technical errors, so whether or not that was a motivating factor it was a sensible choice.
I'll be honest - this film was good when the subject was an allegory for something else (like a zero-budget Flashdance about screaming). But that final title card that explained the screaming law was real totally ruined that illusion, and took the gloss off the entire film.
Interesting story about screamers (or homosexuality?) and a town that has outlawed them. Male lead was a highlight..