Fantastic Fest Movie Review: LOVE AND SAUCERS is a Bizarre Yet Fascinating Documentary
One of the best things about Fantastic Fest is its ability to screen movies off the beaten path that would not typically be seen in a theater. Love and Saucers is one such film. It is a documentary chronicling the life of David Huggins, an unassuming 72 year-old artist who believes he has had a lifetime of sexual encounters with aliens. David paints his memories of his encounters and presents them in the film.
Love and Saucers is presented without its own agenda - it does not focus on whether David is telling the truth or simply fabricating the stories of UFO love in an attempt to sell artwork. The film simply allows David and those in his life to tell their tale. It is up to the audience to make this determination. What is evident, however, is that David truly believes the events he described happened to him. These events have impacted his work, his family relationships, and his art.
Love and Saucers succeeds by giving a voice to a unique individual and exploring his life without judgment. It's also very short, so it does not wear out its welcome.