Wide Open Sky Reviews

September 27, 2017
It's the sight of kids having their horizons expanded that uplifts the most.
May 14, 2016
Beautiful documentary from Sydney filmmaker Lisa Nicol that follows choir director Michelle Leonard as she auditions, assembles, then rehearses a children's choir drawn from Outback New South Wales.
May 2, 2016
There's not quite enough material to stretch this out to a full 90 minutes but Wide Open Sky is still a warm-hearted documentary that highlights the importance of artistic pursuits.
April 22, 2016
There may be little that's remarkable about the documentary's construction, but there's no escaping the infectious spirit of its subjects, the important work of their teacher, and their shared love of music.
April 21, 2016
Punctuated by moments of unadorned performance, the documentary focuses on individual personalities and not socioeconomic factors, but it makes it clear that there are numerous children whose creative instincts just need a little nurturing.
April 19, 2016
The uplifting, world-altering effect on the kids is there for all to see, and is a privilege to witness.
April 15, 2016
It's impossible not to be touched by the innocence and vitality of these youngsters, and by the dedication of their teacher.
April 14, 2016
You get a feel for Wide Open Road pretty quick: it's sweet, slight and good-natured to the core. Hardly riveting or must-watch material but equally difficult to hate.
April 14, 2016
The final concert, in Coonamble, is a triumph. And since we've seen how far they have come and what they have learnt, it's incredibly emotional.
April 14, 2016
First-time writer/director Lisa Nicol's study of Australian conductor Michelle Leonard and her Moorambilla Voices Choir is one of the great documentaries in a year in which the form is curiously absent from cinemas.
April 14, 2016
This Aussie docu about an outback children's choir sings a winning tune.