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Must Read After My Death

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Must Read After My Death

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
76 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/20/09
director:
Morgan Dews
author:
Morgan Dews
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B+

Filmmaker Morgan Dews followed the title instructions from his maternal grandmother — and the entirely absorbing, undeniably ?troubling documentary Must Read After My Death is the result. Using films, tape recordings, and other diary material that his grandmother carefully saved, Dews stitches together the elements of an American family undone by drink, infidelity, and the mid-20th-century blues. Did granny intend this stuff for strangers? We’ll never know. File this ”therapeutic” movie, well made and creepy, on the dysfunction-as-art shelf ?next to Capturing the Friedmans. (The film can be downloaded at giganticdigital.com). B+

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