California Company Town Reviews

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
July 27, 2009
A provocative, non-preachy, vital and illuminating documentary with quietly powerful and haunting images.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.65/10
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
July 23, 2009
A brilliant, haunting and informative expose' not to be missed and not to be forgotten at awards season!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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S. James Snyder
Time Out
July 23, 2009
[Director] Schmitt wisely allows the images to speak loudest -- a silent, sobering portrait of what happens after the well dries up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Eric Monder
Hollywood Reporter
July 23, 2009
Lee Anne Schmitt's simultaneously haunting and tiresome documentary is like a New Age western with its fond look backward and harsh criticism of the present.
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
July 21, 2009
The companies in Lee Anne Schmitt's elegy for California boom towns gone bust run the gamut from farming to logging to mining, but after a while, the towns themselves take on the same ghostly countenance.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
July 19, 2009
A social and aesthetic document of promise betrayed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
July 24, 2009
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