The connection between Bounce Houses and birthdays is undeniable. It would also explain the incredible colors, the brightness, the sharpness, the saturation. It's an incredibly beautiful film, but it says a lot about a lot of things. It talks about what birthdays mean, about the idea of symbols of wealth and prosperity, about the idea of fun, really.
It's a light doc, but also one that gets into identity questions that are kinda heavy. The interviews are well-done, and dissect the ideas with absolute precision. You don't have to be a documentarian to see that the editing and interviewing was incredibly smart, and that there are pieces of influence flying in from all over the world of film, from Chick Strand to Errol Morris, David Lynch to David Fincher. It's in all here, and it's pretty as a picture to boot.
You can watch this amazing short as a part of the DocuNation series, showing at 3 Below in Beautiful Downtown San Jose on Fri, Mar 2 1:45 PM and Tue, Mar 6 6:00 PM, as well as at Century 20 Redwood City - Screen 10 on Sun, Mar 4 12:50 PM and Sun, Mar 11 3:15 PM