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Flesh and Blood (2017)

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Based on a real family, Flesh and Blood blurs the line between narrative and documentary, with characters played by their real-life counterparts. Writer and director Mark Webber (Green Room, The End of Love) stars as a man who has just been released from prison and returns home to his impoverished neighborhood in Philadelphia. Mark attempts to rebuild his life and reintegrate into the community, but he struggles with staying sober, forging a bond with his half-brother Guillermo, and mending a strained relationship with his mother, who is played by Cheri Honkala, Webber's real-life mother and the Green Party's nominee for Vice President in the 2012 U.S. election. Hoping to move beyond the mistakes of his past, Mark seeks out his estranged, real-life father, who he meets for the first time in over 30 years. Will Mark's life remain de ned by his own flesh and blood?

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A dreary pileup of hard-luck monologues and run-down locations, Mark Webber's "Flesh and Blood" straddles the line between fact and fiction with exhausting earnestness and a fatal dearth of narrative.

November 9, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie bleeds honesty, though its individual components are more memorable than how they're assembled.

October 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Commingling elements of fiction and documentary is the trickiest kind of creative alchemy - a challenge "Flesh and Blood" rises to with results that are consistently interesting but somewhat awkward nonetheless.

March 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Actor-turned-director Mark Webber continues to mine his rough beginnings, and his real-life relationships, in the aptly titled, quietly searing Flesh and Blood.

March 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Mark Webber's stripped-down approach renders the messy, unglamorous lives at the film's center with dignity.

November 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Gives us the all-too-rare opportunity to hear testimony from the sort of people who are ordinarily held at arm's length by more mainstream American cinema.

October 27, 2017 | Full Review…

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