Josephine Decker is a brave young experimental artist in modern times, something of a rarity this day and age. Her medium of choice is film and she takes full advantage of the camera, lighting, and mise en scene. Every shot of her films tells a small story and when all of those shots combine, artistic magic begins to take place. She has two experimental films out now, Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, and while both films are different, they each share strong similarities and highlight Decker’s artistic strengths.
Just about every family has a black sheep, someone who goes against the grain and tends to annoy the heck out of his or her relatives. Though irritating and a burden, this individual can be full of life, piss and vinegar, making for a very colorful and downright entertaining character. This type of person has been brought to life on screen many times before but in the new dramedy Happy Christmas, we see a more realistic side to this controversial personality.