Just saw Richard / Anita's filming of "the Lesser Blessed. Knowing Richard and having lived in the community where the film is set, it rings of authenticity though I could understand where others may have found the pace, especially the dialogue, a bit less than the usual Hollywood styling. There is a stoic air about the film, and the mood captures that exact time of the year when the winter has absorbed the sun, and the days are short. The complex mixture of language and culture converge in this town and sometimes led to the sorts of tensions, triangles and tragedy that film personifies. Still there is that coming of age hopefulness, which is so well presented.