Video Essay: Powder, Outside Appearance

Ahead of the film's 21st anniversary, actor, director and video essayist Kentucker Audley looks at one of the major movie achievements of the 1990s.

October 27th marks the 21st anniversary of the release of the classic film Powder,. I thought I’d take a look back and remember some of the cool stuff they put in the movie. It’s important because it’s filled with character dialogue, a great message, hope for humanity, and more. I hope you enjoy my take on it. If you’re not familiar with the video essay format, don’t worry, you’ll catch on quick, it’s just me talking over awesome footage from the movie. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to make your own video essay — it’s important that we have tons of video essays to watch or film culture is in deep shit. For every movie or movie topic, there should be at least 5 video essays. Thanks!

Kentucker Audley is an actor, filmmaker and programmer. He stars in Amy Seimetz’s Sun Don’t Shine, Ti West’s The Sacrament, and Dustin Guy Defa’s Bad Fever. He has directed four feature films, including Open Five, which was called one of the Top 25 films of 2010 by The New Yorker, and Open Five 2. He also runs NoBudge.com, which screens new indie films.