100 Voices: A Journey Home (2010)
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Critic Reviews for 100 Voices: A Journey Home
The filmmakers over-edit potentially fascinating material, and even the concert footage is arbitrarily curtailed.
The strength of 100 Voices lies precisely in its voices: those of the cantors, many of whom are excellent and moving raconteurs. They provide all the history and poignancy the film needs.
It's hard to imagine a more profound expression of the healing power of music than Matthew Asner and Danny Gold's deeply affecting 100 Voices: A Journey Home.
The film has been built around the live performances, which become an aural backdrop for beautifully edited archival footage and photos of pre-war Jewish life.
While 100 Voices lacks the behind-the-camera musicality and deference to concert flow of Scorsese's The Last Waltz, it's no less potent as an auto-elegy.
Audiences will find this documentary to be an exhilarating experience, full of hope and optimism for a better future for mankind. You can't help but shed tears throughout the vicarious, euphoric thrill that washes over your heart & soul. It deserves...
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