Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012)



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Gregory Crewdson's riveting photographs are elaborately staged, elegant narratives compressed into a single, albeit large-scale image, many of them taken at twilight, set in small towns of Western Massachusetts or meticulously recreated interior spaces, built on the kind of sound stages associated with big-budget movies. Shapiro's fascinating profile of the acclaimed artist includes stories of his Park Slope childhood (in which he tried to overhear patients of his psychologist father), his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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On DVD: May 21, 2013
Box Office: $59.0k
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Critic Reviews for Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

A vigorous and knowledgeable documentary about a still photographer.

Full Review… | June 17, 2013
The New Republic
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Though his work is dark, on camera at least, Crewdson is a delight.

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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"Brief Encounters" is a film for photography fans and a photo essay for film fans.

Full Review… | February 1, 2013
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Shapiro's film is fascinating even if it can't possibly answer all the mysteries propelling the work of a photographer whose interest in secrets was rooted in wondering what tales were being uncovered in his psychologist father's basement office.

Full Review… | January 4, 2013
Denver Post
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"Brief Encounters" is a smart, well-constructed documentary that will enthrall Crewdson fans.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
Boston Globe
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Crewdson's work ultimately begins to seem less enigmatic than he is himself.

Full Review… | November 2, 2012
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

BIG BIG fan of his work. Seek it out if you can. Loved seeing how his pieces came into fruition. A must-see for all lovers of photography.

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