Going Nomad

Sincere, likable, self-conscious, periodically arch, and maybe a little too slick for its own good, this independent feature by Art Jones, about a spiritually drifting New Yorker (Damian Young as El Cid Rivera, named after a movie his mother loved), his idle pals, and his faltering relationship with a female cop he knew in grammar school (Jourdan Zayles), mainly goes nowhere amiably. Things are slowed down by monologues delivered to the camera (generally well done) and by the hero’s conversations with his unseen mother (usually embarrassing). But if you’re in a leisurely mood you may not mind. With Victor Argo, Jose Yenque, Tom Oppenheim, and Craig Smith. (JR)

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