This So-Called Disaster Reviews

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September 10, 2004
Will appeal mostly to those who love theater and relish the opportunity to see a production being built, scene by scene.
August 8, 2004
Consistently engrossing, with nary a dull moment, and very enlightening on what is popularly called "the actor's process."
June 18, 2004
June 18, 2004
June 18, 2004
One of the finer peeks into the creative process of staging a play.
June 18, 2004
A fractured but compelling piece of reality theater.
June 18, 2004
Lets us hang out with, and really meet for the first time, artists we thought we already knew.
June 17, 2004
In its vision of the push-and-pull of rehearsal and the revelation of how a play comes to breathing, snorting life onstage, Almereyda's video brings us close to the act of creation.
June 17, 2004
In the end, what takes shape is not just a significant unraveling of Shepard's taciturn mystique, but a potent sense of the pain and rigor of revealing oneself through art.
May 21, 2004
Ultimately, you leave This So-Called Disaster with renewed respect for Shepard, who comes off as a kind of quiet hero: a man of words, confronting his past with little fuss, and from it creating a legacy.
May 20, 2004
As a portrait of a collaborative artist at work, the film is an invaluable document, not to be missed by anyone with more than a passing interest in theater.
May 12, 2004
One of the most pleasurable documentaries in recent memory.
May 7, 2004
Theater lovers are likely to find the film interesting even when it zigs and zags.
May 6, 2004
It's fun to see actors doing what they do and to see them through the eyes of a director.
May 6, 2004
An unbridled orgy of uninhibited Stanislavsky.
April 27, 2004
Not as insightful as Topsy-Turvy or Vanya on 42nd Street about the process of putting on a show, it's nonetheless a fascinating meeting of the minds.
April 27, 2004
An engaging behind-the-scenes look at playful creativity.
April 22, 2004
One imagines that Almereyda thought he could simply act as a fly on the wall ... and have a compelling document on the creation of live theater.
April 22, 2004
Anyone interested in the challenges and techniques of acting -- which is really to say, anyone interested in human behavior -- should turn off E! and head down to Film Forum, where Mr. Almereyda's film opens today.
April 22, 2004
The details of Shepard's life ... are fascinating, particularly to fans.
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