The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

2016

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

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The Seasons in Quincy is the result of a five-year project by Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe and Christopher Roth to produce a portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. It was produced by the Derek Jarman Lab, an audio-visual hub for graduate filmmaking based at Birkbeck, University of London, in collaboration with the composer Simon Fisher Turner.

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Critic Reviews for The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

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  • These four short films are really aimed at committed worshippers of the revolutionary art critic and writer John Berger, and will be somewhat puzzling -- or perhaps appetite-whetting -- to those coming fresh to the subject.

    Jun 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • This film is refreshingly serious and pays due tribute to an important public intellectual ...

    Jun 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • An infectious portrait of independent thought and living.

    Jun 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • This might have worked better as a more cohesive documentary.

    Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A warm and heartfelt but too often desultory and disorganized tribute to the down-to-earth intellectual.

    Sep 1, 2016 | Full Review…
  • For a study of a critic, The Seasons in Quincy is frustratingly uncritical.

    Sep 1, 2016 | Full Review…

    Mark Jenkins

    NPR
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