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Approaching the Elephant

Disutradarai oleh Amanda Wilder
Amerika Serikat, 2014


Year one for Lucy, Jiovanni and director Alexander at the Teddy McArdle Free School in Little Falls, New Jersey, where classes are voluntary and rules created by democratic vote.

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Approaching the Elephant Disutradarai oleh Amanda Wilder

Penghargaan & Festival

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 | 1 nominasi: Truer Than Fiction Award

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | 1 Pemenang ke-3: Best Undistributed Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | 1 nominasi: Best First Feature

2014 | 1 nominasi: Best Undistributed Film

It is also a film that yokes together disparate elements: corporeality but also ideas; formal intelligence but also nonstop, narrative micro-incident; immersiveness but also distance (the latter helped by B&W). Robert Greene edited the film, and it was shot on digital video, but I was almost fooled because it looked very film-like in B&W in its 4:3 aspect ratio.
April 08, 2016
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Its black-and-white photography and institutional setting gives it the feel of a rediscovered Wiseman film from the Seventies. And Wilder’s deft, intuitive camerawork recalls that of Maysles or Leacock, magnetizing to the emotional center of scenes on the fly. What feels fresh is the film’s lack of overriding ideology, allowing for schoolroom sequences of both mortifying chaos and hard-fought harmony, and a general attraction to searchers actively trying, like Wilder, to figure things out.
January 04, 2016
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Wilder’s film is a remarkable document of a utopian experiment that shows great restraint in withholding judgment on its outcomes. Rather, it is a sketch of how people — both young and old — interact with and negotiate a nominally “free” environment, making it both a sharp character study as well a fascinating reflection on philosophies of freedom and control.
October 27, 2015
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