Seventeen Reviews

  • Aug 22, 2015

    Don't buy the DVD - it's a horrible-looking video transfer (done by, who, K-Mart?) of a beautiful film. Wait for the real uncensored version.

    Don't buy the DVD - it's a horrible-looking video transfer (done by, who, K-Mart?) of a beautiful film. Wait for the real uncensored version.

  • Oct 26, 2013

    Fascinating cinema verite, originally produced for PBS.

    Fascinating cinema verite, originally produced for PBS.

  • Nov 07, 2010

    It's not surprising that PBS decided not to air this - they probably still couldn't air this today without extensive edits. Really compelling, although the formlessness begins to frustrate in the last half hour or so - after focusing on the one family so much in the beginning and getting into some unexpected issues about interracial relations, the film then abruptly moves on to an extended party scene with characters we know far less about.

    It's not surprising that PBS decided not to air this - they probably still couldn't air this today without extensive edits. Really compelling, although the formlessness begins to frustrate in the last half hour or so - after focusing on the one family so much in the beginning and getting into some unexpected issues about interracial relations, the film then abruptly moves on to an extended party scene with characters we know far less about.