Sunday, April 22, 2018
Surviving Theater 9 (2018) Tribeca 2018
Odd narrative short is heart felt and well done but leaves one feeling what we are supposed to feel. More public service film than anything, it is kind of like being lectured to instead of being told.
The problem is the film kind of falls in between being a narrative and documentary. Some people are actual survivors. Others are actors. We get to see scenes from their lives recreated but it feels like an odd cable TV documentary. As a result I remained at arm's length and never connected.
To be honest I respect the film but I really didn't much care for it.
SURVIVING THEATER 9 plays at Tribeca as part of the AFTERMATH shorts collection. FOr more information and tickets go here.