Moving Midway Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
June 27, 2009
Godfrey Cheshire, a highly acclaimed film critic, uses his cinematic smarts and sensibility to good effect in "Moving Midway," his documentary about the relocation of his ancestral home, an antebellum N.C. plantation named Midway.
February 28, 2009
It is more successful as a study of Dixie social sciences than as a family video diary.
December 12, 2008
The move is something to behold.
November 26, 2008
The details behind the actual move are the least interesting part of the film; far more compelling is the "history" of slavery as presented through a polished Hollywood veneer.
November 14, 2008
The myth of the Southern plantation incorporates and carries on visions of destiny and history, industry and identity.
November 1, 2008
Cheshire deftly interweaves different interpretations of the antebellum South, through architecture, family memories (black and white), history, and popular culture.
October 18, 2008
In its 98 minutes, film critic Godfrey Cheshire's documentary Moving Midway records an amazing architectural feat, and that's the least of its virtues.
October 17, 2008
Quirky yet thoughtful.
October 17, 2008
What begins as a leave-taking turns into a homecoming that reflects the mixed-race society of the modern south.
October 17, 2008
Moving Midway isn't a simple-minded brotherhood-of-man tract. The film is spiked with artfully edited excerpts from some of the movies that have shaped American racial attitudes over the years.
October 16, 2008
Moving Midway tells three stories, each one worthy of a film of its own.
October 16, 2008
Southern myths rise up, then drop like flies in the enthralling documentary Moving Midway, and all because director Godfrey Cheshire's cousin is moving house. Literally.
September 21, 2008
The film offers a probing and patient analyses of converging social movements related to everything from the nomination of the country's first black President to how people relate their family's history.
September 17, 2008
The whole idea of foundation -- as it applies to family, history, and an actual, stately American house -- receives a thoughtful inspection in Moving Midway, the graceful nonfiction film from Godfrey Cheshire.
September 17, 2008
Godfrey Cheshire's Moving Midway, from his own screenplay, provides a profound meditation on the paradoxes of race in America through a discovery of his own Southern family's hitherto hidden secrets.
September 16, 2008
An admirable examination of one family's belated attempt to come to grips with, if not atone for, its role in America's original sin.
September 12, 2008
There is a satisfyingly Faulknerian air of bizarreness about the episode, and the shots of the grand old house being trundled down country roads are amazing.
September 12, 2008
Tells a fascinating and complicated story of regional identity.
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