“Suspension,” the thought-provoking sequel to the acclaimed film “35 Cents,” delves deeper into the complexities of family dynamics, situational trauma, and mental illness in the early 1970s. Continuing the narrative from the perspective of Robbie and Bess, the film offers an intimate exploration of the couple’s relationship and their navigation through a society grappling with the stigmatization of mental illness.

sequel to the acclaimed film 35 cents
by Michael H. Henderson


number9ine’s approach to “Suspension” is a testament to the studio’s dedication to creative freedom and cinematic experimentation. Eschewing conventional narrative forms, the film opts for a non-linear progression that mimics the fragmented nature of memory and trauma. Scenes flow like vignettes, rich with symbolism and raw emotion, inviting introspection and challenging viewers to piece together the puzzle of Robbie and Bess’s life.

The film’s aesthetic is a deliberate choice, echoing the experimental vibes of indie cinema, while also carving out a unique niche in the landscape of modern filmmaking. It is through this avant-garde methodology that “Suspension” transcends traditional movie experiences, becoming an immersive exploration of character psyche and societal norms.

This unconventional sequel invites audiences to immerse themselves in the vivid landscapes and situations crafted by Michael H. Henderson, providing a continuation of the critical observation on how the US addresses mental health issues and societal perceptions. “Suspension” asks viewers to engage with the semantics of meeting and relationship through a lens that blends personal struggle with broader societal challenges.

“Suspension” is a cultural artifact, a mirror to the complexities of the human condition, and a bridge between the silent struggles of the past and the ongoing dialogue of the present. number9ine’s bold narrative choices and willingness to confront uncomfortable truths head-on provide a unique and necessary voice in the conversation about mental health and the impact of media on the public consciousness.

film introduction by director Michael H. Henderson