When life gets tough, many of us look to the heavens for solace, sensing that there might be more to our universe than we currently know. Brad Abrahams’ new documentary Love and Saucers introduces us to someone unusually invested in that vision of intelligent life on distant planets, telling the bizarre story of David Huggins. The 72 year-old Hoboken, New Jersey resident claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings, sincerely and steadfastly recounting his experiences — which include a romantic liaison with an extra terrestrial woman he says took his virginity. With Dave already chronicling his past incidences in a series of vivid impressionistic paintings, the film follows his efforts to uses them to guide us through his storied life, from first contact to his contemporary relationship with mysterious alien beings. Filmed in an intimate, non-judgmental style, Abrahams presents a fascinating character study, letting David tell his story, and in turn allowing the audience decide what they believe to be fact or fiction. Wondrous, fun and ultimately respectful, Love and Saucers is an out-of-this-world trip that will leave you questioning what you know to be true, and if some greater truth really might be out there.
Love and Saucers | Dir. Brad Abrahams | Documentary | 67mins | USA | 2017 | Australian Premiere
“Director Brad Abrahams makes a lot of smart storytelling decisions from the very first frame of his documentary Love and Saucers, an account of one man’s ongoing and intimate experiences with beings of unidentifiable origins and of the struggle to reconcile a ‘normal’ life with the intrusion of denizens from beyond our realm.”
“Unlike other documentaries that have an agenda to prove or disprove the existence of UFOs, or that subtly coach their subjects to look or sound ridiculous, director Brad Abrahams simply allows David to tell his intimate, fascinating and incredible story.”