72nd Venice International Film Festival
Director: Alberto Barbera
It Seems to Hang On is based on the true story of the serial killers Alton Coleman and Debra Brown who, between May and July 1984, killed 11 people. The dialogue spoken in the film is based on lyrics from the American soul duo Ashford and Simpson’s 1979 hit song It Seems to Hang On. The lyrics refer to a couple struggling to hang on or to be together through adversity.
language: English - s/t Italian
Lynnette Freeman, Ricky Goldman
I wanted to make a film about Black love and was thinking about couples. My strategy was to make a film about a desperate, violent but loving couple on the run from the law. I’ve always wanted to do a Black Bonnie and Clyde. I am increasingly interested in interrupting documentary scenes with abstract, formal scenes, those situations where necessity collides with coincidence.