Relax...Take a breather and watch the newest film by Omar Fast currently on projection at Postmasters Gallery...but only if you want to sit passively by and pretend to see the deep meaning and culture reconciliation that the art world is still driving towards. "Regarding the Pain of Others" expounds the Director to police officers who disrupt his scene in the newest film, "Take a Deep Breath." Through out this film, which eventually becomes a filming of a film, travels through the misunderstandings and biases of all his actors and crew members on the set. If someone doesn't fit the part (profile) than just replace them but eventually you can't replace the problem - the root cause - our judgments of others and profound understanding when we come to realize that our enemy is really just someone who's story we don't know yet. There's plenty of story here just little narrative.
I though I sat through this idea once already in the Hollywood's brainchild known as "Crash." In the most self-indulgent moment of the film, the director sits dumb founded next to the recently fired actor and realizes he is not so different to himself after all. He lends him his phone to his fellow man as a gesture of communication and understanding. Really? I think not. For Fast, regarding the pain of Viewers, indeed!