You All Are Captains (2011)

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A further entry in the rapidly proliferating, rich vein of documentary/fiction hybrids, Oliver Laxe's You All Are Captains channels the meta-textuality, genre bending, and sensitivity towards children found in the best work of Abbas Kiarostami and François Truffaut. Laxe himself stars as a self-described "neo-colonialist" filmmaker who goes to Tangiers ostensibly to hold a series of film workshops for disadvantaged street children. It quickly becomes clear, however, that Laxe's intentions are not purely disinterested, as he begins to turn these children into pawns in the service of his own film. As the kids resist Laxe's project, the film becomes a fascinating combination of self-reflexivity, self-deprecation, and documentary portraiture (of the children and of life in Tangiers). -- (C) Anthology
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Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for You All Are Captains

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A kind of tone poem that slowly but surely casts a spell over the viewer.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Seattle Times
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Full Review… | October 19, 2011
New York Times
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Is it reality being captured or drama staged for the camera? Truth or fiction, or both?

Full Review… | October 18, 2011
Time Out
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I can't say I enjoyed it, but I acknowledge that "You All Are Captains" has something to express that can't be said except the way it's said, and that way there be art.

Full Review… | October 18, 2011
New York Times
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[A] brilliantly constructed deconstruction of "truth" versus "fiction."

Full Review… | October 18, 2011
Village Voice
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Poignant and dryly, philosophically ironic.

Full Review… | May 22, 2011
New Yorker
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