Film
SEVENTEEN
, Dir.
SEVENTEEN

One of the most powerful slices of cinéma vérité ever crafted, this is a two hour portrait of people messing up, hurting themselves (and others), attacking the world, and seeking hope in tomorrow. Right in front of our faces. Imagine the stupefying HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT crossed with the intent of the Maysles Brothers’ SALESMAN, but filtered through a racist, contradictory, and oftentimes senseless working class America. Sad. Hopeful. Beautifully human. A teenage epic. (Joseph A. Ziemba)

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