A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Mole Man (2017) DOC NYC 2017
Very good documentary is part Ripley's Believe It or Not (because what Ron has done is unbelievable) part examination of the life of autistic adult and part celebration of the human spirit. Mixing the the various parts together makes for an occasional bumpy ride since there are times where we aren't sure what the point of it all is. I suspect that that is in response to Ron himself since over the course of the 85 minutes we never get any sense of Ron being anything other than Ron. Its a feeling that makes the ending very bittersweet since we know the world will change for him, but at the same time you can't help but he happy that he lives and exists and is one truly unique in all the world.
I have no idea what I truly think of it all but damn if it isn't something to see.
MOLE MAN world premiered last month at DOC NYC
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