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The Area

Directed by David Schalliol
United States, 2018
Documentary

Synopsis

On Chicago’s South Side, one woman’s five-year struggle against displacement by a multi-billion dollar freight company exposes a community’s strength and fragility.

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The Area Directed by David Schalliol

Critics reviews

The Area shows [Schalliol] to be both a gifted architectural photographer and an empathetic portraitist. He has an appreciative eye for the proportions and lines of Englewood structures, some of them a century old, and there are breathtaking shots of trees silhouetted by fireworks in a velvety night sky.
August 02, 2018
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His eidetic memory, another quixotic aspect of the film, comes in handy as he simultaneously covers up his own crime and pretends to know the new one. It’s the kind of movie during which the viewer is completely aware it’s just that, a con of perception rather than deception. Much like Espinosa, you can get lost in it, but you’ll always find your way out—and that’s the fun of it.
August 26, 2017
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