Indie Trailer Sunday: Marshall Curry's Documentary 'Point and Shoot'
"Everybody tries to create their idealized image of how they want to be seen and who they want to be…" Today's trailer is for a riveting documentary about humanity called Point and Shoot, the latest work from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry (of Street Fight), telling the fascinating story of a young American who ends up fighting in the Libyan revolution while on a motorcycle adventure through Northern Africa and the Middle East. Described as a "wild and dangerous coming-of-age tale", this doc looks like it's so much more than just a story about one lone fighter, and I'm intrigued to delve into this and learn more about his story. This is a beautiful trailer that should make you interested in catching this doc soon.
Watch the official trailer for Marshall Curry's documentary Point and Shoot, in high def from Apple:
Point and Shoot, a documentary film by two-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry, tells the thrilling and thought-provoking story of Matthew VanDyke, a Baltimore native who sets off on a three-year, 30,000 mile motorcycle journey through Northern Africa and the Middle East, and ends up joining the rebels in Libya fighting dictator Muammar Gaddafi when the revolution breaks out. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in (and filmed) the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Curry received Oscar noms for the docs If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front and Street Fight previously. Point and Shoot arrives in select theaters starting October 31st later this month. For updates visit the film's Facebook page and official site.
Point and Shoot won Best Documentary at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Arriving in theaters this month.