Family Affair (2010)


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FAMILY AFFAIR had its world premiere at the Sundance 2010 Film Festival and became the talk of the festival. Screening to sold out audiences and standing ovations, this riveting film goes deep into family secrets and the need to hold on to family after horrendous things happen. In FAMILY AFFAIR, filmmaker Chico David Colvard takes us on a very personal and uncompromising journey, where we discover that at the age of nine he accidentally shot his sister; believing she would die from her injuries, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Kids & Family, Special Interest
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Written By: Chico Colvard
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In a field becoming more crowded by the year, Family Affair emerges as one of its more complex and unsettling examples [of the dysfunctional childhood doc].

Full Review… | November 19, 2010
New York Times
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As with other voyeuristic entertainments that insist on making the private public, there's the sense that such matters may be better dealt with in-house -- or in a courtroom -- than writ large on a movie screen.

Full Review… | November 16, 2010
Village Voice
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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The [filmmaking] process obviously helped Colvard and his sisters heal in some small way and may have the same effect on certain viewers as well.

Full Review… | November 25, 2010
NYC Film Critic

Hovering safely at the margins, the film's the director seems both fearful and detached.

Full Review… | August 8, 2010
Slant Magazine

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