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Life is Strange (2012)

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Life is Strange evokes the vibrant life of Jewish families in pre-World War II Europe through childhood memories of survivors. Intimate conversations with people from all walks of life are presented against a tapestry of rare footage that takes us into the heart of pre-war Yiddish culture, and portrays a universal experience of carefree childhood. The movie explores the connection between old age and childhood, what remains of childhood in our later years, and how the memory of the past can be retained when the world that created it no longer exists. Started as an attempt by two friends to trace a family history, the documentary grew to a feature-length story of 25 people around the world united by shared childhood. -- (C) Official Site

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Lacks the sustained emotional power of many of the similarly themed Holocaust documentaries that have preceded it.

January 29, 2014 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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[A] useful, if slightly redundant, oral history ...

January 23, 2014 | Full Review…
New York Times
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May provide more catharsis to those directly involved in its making than it will to most viewers.

September 17, 2012 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
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With its vague organizing principle, the film fails to achieve an impact greater than the sum of its parts.

August 31, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Mixed-bag documentary packs an emotional wallop despite its failure to achieve its goals.

January 23, 2014 | Full Review…
Film Journal International

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