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.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Fantastic stuff this! /// Was this all shot on a GoPro?
DAVIDPD on Oct 12, 2014
GoPro the revolution indeed, what a hipster idiot.
The Dude on Oct 12, 2014
Could have went to Ibiza, might have had more fun maybe?
Carpola on Oct 12, 2014
my mother got a nine month old Infiniti QX80 SUV by working part-time at home online...read this j​u​m​p62.CoM
WilliamAllchincsa on Oct 13, 2014
This looks fucking awesome. If the movie is just half as good as the trailer..
Jamie Holmes on Oct 13, 2014
Does anybody have the guts to go to Libya today and show what a shit hole NATO and the UN made of that place? Corporate media presstitutes? CNN? Fox? Anybody? [cue crickets] Reuters (October 11, 2014) Three years after the civil war that toppled veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is in anarchy. The elected parliament has been holed up in Tobruk, east of Benghazi, since the government lost control of the capital Tripoli to an armed group from the west of the country in August. Members of Ansar al-Sharia have been advancing on Benghazi airport, the last bastion held by pro-government forces in the port city. The militants have already overrun several army camps. Can anybody see a pattern here? Everytime America/Britian/NATO tell the world there's an urgent humanitarian need to go to war to topple a Mideast dictator, the country they are "helping" always turns into a bastion for Islamic militants who we are then told are a clean and present danger to America, Britian and other NATO countries. This film looks interesting from a front line perspective, but I fear it will serve as a nice propaganda tool for the next NATO-backed "revolution".
Cal J. on Oct 13, 2014
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