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Strange Fruit Reviews

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 24, 2003
Good, if unremarkable.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 8, 2003
In his excellent documentary, also called Strange Fruit, filmmaker Joel Katz takes a fascinating look at the origins and impact of a ballad that's been called 'one of ten songs that changed the world.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
December 19, 2002
This is a film well worth seeing, talking and singing heads and all.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
November 6, 2002
Polished, well-structured film.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 6, 2002
An absorbing documentary.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
November 5, 2002
Mining the song's associative richness, Katz's film works as jazz genealogy, Meerpol bio, Jewish-leftist puzzle piece, performance homage, and exegetic history of lynching.