Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sundance Films: O'er the Land

Title: O'er the Land
Director: Deborah Stratman
Website: No website found
Potential Major Release Date: No known release date beyond Sundance

Summary: O'er the Land is Deborah Stratman's meditation on freedom and technological approaches to manifest destiny. She captures the marching-band battle cries of the country with a strong, controlled tone that proves its point but is extremely playful, too. Stratman documents the wild, wild worlds of gun shows, reenactments of famous battles, border disputes, and the organized frenzy of cheerleaders and motor homes (NetFlix)

Thoughts: I really don't know what to think of Stratman's latest Documentary, O'er the Land. Is it similar to Koyaanisqatsi? If it is, I'm all in. But I fear the surprising lack of media attention to this film bodes poorly. It's supposed to be short (IMDB says it's under an hour), which may be why it lacks major distribution pull. All this doesn't change the fact that there are just too many unknowns for me to trust in O'er the Land.

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