Monday, May 4, 2020
Rewind (2019) hits VOD on May 8 and on PBS’ Independent Lens on May 11.
The film is made up of interviews with Neulinger‘s father, mother, and sister as well as tons of home video shot over the years of abuse that reveals the changes in Neulinger and his sister. It’s a decent into hell and back as we follow what happens as the abuse runs its course, ending when Neulinger comes forward to protect his sister. That may sound like I’m telling you too much, but I’m not because know what happens isn’t the same as living it.
I really don’t know what to say, but this film will kick you to the curb. And if you’ve ever had something like this happen it will kick up stuff that you may not want kicked up.
It was one of the most important, if not the most important film that played at Tribeca last year, because even though it is a trip into the darkness, it also shows that there is a way out of the darkness.