Put the Camera on Me (2003)





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Narrative filmmaker Darren Stein teamed up with childhood friend Adam Shell to make the intimate documentary Put the Camera on Me. Using home-video footage, follow-up interviews, and reflective commentary, the film explores the psychological and humorous implications of a child's use of a video camera to express themselves. As a kid in the Southern California suburbs during the early '80s, Stein made more than 100 movies using neighborhood pals as his actors. The homemade amateur movies ranged from horror to war to musicals to erotic dramas, some of which suggested serious adult issues. Put the Camera on Me was screened at the 2003 San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
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Critic Reviews for Put the Camera on Me

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Reminds us of how easily our adult sexual identities are encoded in our seemingly innocent childhood behaviors.

Full Review… | November 12, 2003
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Audience Reviews for Put the Camera on Me

There is a great deal going on in this "little" documentary about a little boy obsessed with becoming a filmmaker in the 1980's. Darren Stein and Adam Shell have compiled a film that touches on the many important psychological and societal twists and turns of growing up. Excellent and surprising film.

Matty Stanfield
Matty Stanfield

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