Point of Entry – Review

Posted January 26, 2010 in
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Point of Entry

Slamdance Film Festival

Director: Zeus Quijano Jr.

Screening with Mamachas del Ring, Point of Entry is the story of the lives of a family split apart by the economic necessity to emigrate in search of work.  By leaving the politics out completely, this short film is able to tell a story, not justify or argue a perspective. The result, for my money, is more effective than a sententious approach.  The film is full of raw emotions and moments of intimate family interactions.  You’ve heard this story before, and yet the family’s struggles are made their own through simple and often tragic interviews that’d spur empathy from a stone. 

Jesse Hawlish


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