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Common Carrier

United States, 2017
Documentary

Synopsis

Life on the fringes of New York’s arts scene according to one of the younger American film scene’s most meteoric names.

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Common Carrier Directed by James N. Kienitz Wilkins

Awards & Festivals

CPH-DOX

2017

Chicago Underground Film Festival

2018 | Honorable Mention: Experimental Narrative

While the dense, twitchy construction of Common Carrier can make it feel at times rambling and overstuffed, it’s precisely this quality which makes it such an effective model for contemporary life.
June 19, 2017
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Whenever someone calls to configure their modem, he’s required to launch into a spiel about whether they wouldn’t rather just commit to expensive, blazing-fast internet bundled with cable? In both movies and life, crass capitalism of the most clumsily worded and unfeeling type is inescapable; in Common Carrier, it sits side by side in a normative ambience of YouTube DIY videos and lots of radio (Hot 97 and NPR, mostly — plenty of Fetty Wap and Morning Edition make this already a period piece).
June 15, 2017
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Initially jarring, the relentless stream-of-consciousness of the collage-like textures becomes a lyrical entropy, bathed in gold summer light. Bewilderingly cosmic, the film gives unexpected rise to a sticky miasma of apprehension and political disquietude, punctuated by the occasional radio clips referencing the then-upcoming 2016 election
June 14, 2017
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