Monumental (2005)

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Director Kelly Duane presents a biographical examination of David Brower, one of America's most accomplished environmentalists and a key figure behind the Sierra Club.

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Kelly Duane's documentary attempts to shed some light on a worthy subject, but does so only fractionally, resulting in a less-than-comprehensive portrait.

Jul 22, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

You'll be wondering why you're sitting passively in a darkened theater, rather than scaling a cliff or rafting down a river.

Jul 22, 2005 | Rating: 3/4

By the time the closing credits roll, you'll be ready to run out and hug a tree.

Jul 22, 2005 | Rating: 3/4

In an age where constructing papier-maché caricatures of world leaders is considered activism, it's revealing to see a documentary where an idealist actually engages government and effects positive change.

Jul 19, 2005

Combines home movies and interviews with Brower's children and political opponents to create an intriguing portrait of a man determined to protect nature by any means necessary.

Jan 13, 2005 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Hauntingly beautiful.

Oct 12, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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