“Someone” is another one of Katrin Bowen’s “video poems,” though this one came before “Almost Forgot My Bones.” That said, this one is far more powerful as the camera focuses on women who appear to be homeless or junkies (or both) while they recite a touching poem written by Lincoln Clarkes.
This is an emotional film that makes viewers remember that the faces they pass on the street are real people, too, and not just props. These women have the look of defeat in their eyes, but also a hint of survival instinct. Mostly, though, they look tired of what they’re going through.
Bowen’s video poems have a definite style to them, and they deserve respect. I don’t think they always work, but when they connect it’s magic, and this film is some trick.