A new film, that is making the rounds of the film festival circuit is causing some waves. It left the audience at the South by Southwest Film festival in Austin, Texas in silence. “A Serbian Film” has found a way to shock and awe even the most experienced and jaded film goer. I’ll let you read the article from The Wall Street Journal for yourself, but just know that there are parts that are quite offensive. Without having seen the film I hesitate to critique it or pass judgement, but it sounds pretty bad. There are people, artists, out there that masquerade shock value as art, they attempt to apply a hidden meaning to something that has no meaning or purpose other than to shock and disturb. This kind of publicity hound is not an artist, rather they are bankrupt of ideas. I liken it to someone painting a picture of Jesus out of cow poop and having an exhibition in Arkansas, an area full of fundamental Christians. It is not a new or fresh look at religion, it is a cheap attempt at gaining notoriety. This may be the greatest movie ever made, but if looks like a duck and quacks like a duck……..must be a duck.