Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Marjoleine Boonstra

Robert, Mary and Katrina

Robert, Mary and Katrina (2006) is an unusual documentary. It's a single-take video recording of an account of one Hurricane Katrina odyssey. That's it: an oral history interview of Robert and Mary Manuel, made at the shelter where they were staying, a few days after the storm. Filmmaker Marjoleine Boonstra uses a plain set-up that allows for no distractions to the narrative drive, occasional humor, and overall significance of the story.
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