Anthem (1997)

Anthem

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A captivating, cross-country adventure brought to life by two young women who take the road to explore and expose the American Dream. Armed with a Powerbook and a couple of cameras, filmmakers Gabel and Hahn find themselves driving recklessly through the back roads of Aspen with Hunter S. Thompson, chilling out with Willie Nelson on his tour bus, musing with Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance and inadvertently breaking the rules in the West Wing -- all the while chronicling the people … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Shainee Gabel, Kristin Hahn
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On DVD: Jun 26, 2007
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

Gabel and Hahn, whose thoughtful and frequently amusing commentary carries us through thousands of miles of interstate and more motels than Frank Zappa ever imagined, are guided by John Steinbeck's wisdom that you don't take a trip, but the trip takes you

Full Review… | October 17, 2007
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This is a documentary that could easily have been overly self-indulgent or fashionably irreverent but instead appeals to one's intelligence and provides glimpses of a dynamic country cruising peacefully toward the millennium.

September 24, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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It's enjoyable precisely because Hahn and Gabel give us both sides of the experience: the interviewer and interviewee. Though there's an undercurrent of melancholy, Anthem is a bright ride, a welcome shot of 60's optimism in a gray post-modern age.

Full Review… | September 24, 2007
Chicago Tribune
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The delightful, sometimes humorous yet thoughtful result of [Gabel's and Hahn's] efforts is Anthem, in which they talk to nearly 30 people, some famous, some obscure, to find out what's on their minds.

Full Review… | September 24, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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a naive, surprisingly sloppy documentary.

Full Review… | September 22, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film has the invitingly earnest feel of a Charles Kuralt feature, bringing you into the living rooms, kitchens and cars of some very unlikely heroes.

Full Review… | September 22, 2007
Salon.com
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