Yes, it's shot with a hand-held naturalistic camera.
Yes, it has a true-to-life acting that feels improvised. You've got Kevin Corrigan playing the group counselor.
The film doesn't care about the rules and doesn't concern itself with trying to make you like it.
But -F YOU- because of this you can't help but be sucked in by it all.
I've seen a few of them, and they seem interested primarily just in capturing real emotions and simply stringing them together.
With RSO, despite the limitations with budget, they are taking this way further.
If you're looking to go to a movie with your mom, don't go see it.
If you think that being a sex offender is something that you're morally opposed to laughing at, DEFINITELY don't see it.
But if watching some dude talking to his therapist about "face boning" his giant teddy bear, if that sounds like a good night out the movies to you....
I think it's playing a few more times at the fest and it's worth seeing.
Larry (Jason Schwartzman) is content with his dog Arrow and booze, barely tolerating anything or anyone else.