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  Press Releases below:  Girl Model  |  Photographic Memory  

77 minutes, documentary, color, 2012

A film by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin

Special Features: Eight bonus scenes

Girl Model explores how young girls are discovered in obscure corners of the globe and initiated into the high stakes modeling industry. The film follows two protagonists: Ashley, a former model and now scout who scours Siberia looking for fresh faces; and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a 13-year-old plucked from her rustic home and dropped into the center of bustling Tokyo with promises of
a profitable career. Girl Model is a lyrical exploration of a world defined by glass surfaces and camera lenses, reflecting back differing versions of reality to the young women caught in their scope.

- San Francisco Chronicle

“A must-see movie as intriguing as it is disturbing.” - Marie Claire

“Revealing.” - The Daily Beast

Critic's Pick.” - Time Out New York

“Fascinating. This engrossing documentary provides access to a pitiless niche of the fashion industry.”
- The Hollywood Reporter

“A powerful documentary. Essential viewing for adolescent girls who flip through fashion magazines or obsess over ‘Top Model’ without thinking about why.” - Boston Globe

“Alarming.” - NPR

“Eye-opening. Gets under the skin-deep promises of glamour and wealth that lure an endless stream of very young hopefuls...and captures something beyond hard facts.” - Los Angeles Times

“A haunted glimpse into exploited youth.” - Variety

“Unsettling. A story well told.” - The Village Voice

UPC: 7-20229-91534-2 | Catalog #: FRF 915342D | SRP: $27.95 | Street Date: February 12

87 minutes, documentary, color, 2012

A film by Ross McElwee

Special Features: Archival Photo Gallery by Ross McElwee

Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman’s March, Bright Leaves) finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the internet. To understand his fractured love for his son, McElwee travels back to St. Quay-Portrieux in Brittany for the first time in decades to retrace his own journey into adulthood. A meditation on the passing of time, the praxis of photography and film, and the digital versus analog divide.

“The most Proustian of McElwee's documentaries.” - The New York Times

“Beguiling and utterly delightful.” - New York Post

Magnificently eloquent.” - Time Out New York

“The stuff of quiet revelation. Simple, genuinely moving.” - NPR

“With droll wit and fearless instinct for turning an unblinking lens on his life's minutiae, Ross McElwee continues his Socratic mandate of living a fully examined life with the assured and insightful Photographic Memory. Its pleasures are subtle yet resonant.” - Variety

“Ross McElwee adds another wonderful personal memoir, a film that is both forward-looking and elegiac. Grade: A.”
- Christian Science Monitor

UPC: 7-20229-91533-5 | Catalog #: FRF 915335D | SRP: $27.95 | Street Date: February 12

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