Puppet (2010)



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PUPPET follows Dan Hurlin, a downtown artist who is creating a puppet theater piece based on the life of Mike Disfarmer, a Depression-era portrait photographer. Hurlin's struggle to mount the show has an eerie parallel to his subject, whose stunning body of work was very nearly lost forever. --© Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Puppet

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Fortunately, Puppet has the right stuff even as it proceeds, checklist-fashion, through virtually every convention of the idiom.

Feb 17, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A documentary that made the festival rounds last year.

Feb 16, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The docu's work-in-progress glimpses possess a compelling strangeness as deep emotion is painstakingly deconstructed into tiny, manipulated movements.

Feb 3, 2011 | Full Review…
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If you've been itching for a good warts-and-all theatre documentary, check out David Soll's Puppet. Yes, the star is a tiny little creature made of chicken wire and papier-mâché, but it still counts.

Feb 17, 2012 | Rating: 4/5

The best part of Puppet is the light it shines on a darkly-lit stage, the preparation, the smoothness of movement, the choreography.

Feb 17, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

We need films like Puppet and artists like Hurlin to remind us that puppeteering is a magical act that can reflect honestly upon the human condition.

Feb 25, 2011 | Full Review…

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