The Moon and the Sledgehammer (1971)





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This English documentary shows a family of British eccentrics in full flower. The family has been left behind by society as they lack gas, electricity, and indoor plumbing. Nonetheless, they are models of self-sufficiency, and the little money they need comes from their skills at tinkering with machinery. They tell their own stories with great wit and intelligence and make many comments about contemporary concerns such as pollution. The culmination of the film shows the police escorting them as they drive a mechanical creation of theirs onto a busy highway. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Documentary , Special Interest
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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
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True escapism this summer is to be found with the Page family in Philip Trevelyan's 1970 steam-engine idyll-doc.

Full Review… | June 2, 2009
Village Voice
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Still taking into account the very specific parameters of Trevelyan's project, what we get is finally of considerably more significance than what we don't.

Full Review… | June 1, 2009
Slant Magazine

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