Making the circuit, after serving as the closing night feature at this spring’s New York Underground Film Festival, is Random Lunacy, a documentary about the “Flying Neutrinos,” a family led by the peripatetic father “Poppa Neutrino.” The film is taken largely from home videos shot by the family.
All happy families are not alike, as proved by Poppa Neutrino, aka David Pearlman, and his Flying Neutrinos. A wandering soul, a particle spontaneously transforming, Poppa leads his family on a true quest for freedom and adventure. Rather than to drift through the obligations of an ordinary, “sequential” life, Poppa chooses to be what most people recognize as homeless—a lifestyle he elects for himself as well as his ever-expanding family. —NYUFF