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 a filmmaker, film programmer, actor and Movies hat salesman. His latest film, Strawberry Mansion (co-directed with Albert Birney), premiered at Sundance 2021. His previous directorial effort, Sylvio (also co-directed with Albert Birney), debuted at SXSW and was named one of the Best 10 Movies of The Year by The New Yorker. As an actor, he’s starred in indie films such as Christmas, Again and Sun Don’t Shine. He also founded NoBudge and Movies Brand.