Point and Shoot, Director Marshall Curry

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Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, POINT AND SHOOT follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a multi-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi.  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. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry joins us for a conversation on this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s search for political revolution and personal transformation.

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Grade: A “The tale told in Point and Shoot is a virtual swashbuckler… a subtle, but nonetheless eloquent critique not just of one man’s compulsions, but a culture’s.”
-John Anderson, Indiewire Read Article

“Spellbinding… addresses such compelling issues as the impact of the camera on human behavior and identity.”
-Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast Read Article

“A breathless, expertly woven compilation of the almost unbelievable life.”
-Daniel Walber, NONFICS Read Article

“Transformative in every sense of the word, a strangely inspiring tale that will leave you wanting to discuss it for hours… It is without a doubt my favorite [documentary] this year.”
-David Costill, Cut Print Film Read Article

“It’s a remarkable story, and Curry has made a remarkable film.”
-Gary M. Kramer, BOMB Magazine Read Article

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