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Los Feliz 3 | ‘Watch Local: John Marshall High School’
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Kirby Dick’s 2001 documentary presents the students of John Marshall High through their own unique perspectives (and their own Hi-8 camera lenses). Over the course of 16 video diaries assembled from footage captured and directed by the teens, subjects discuss topics ranging from self-harm to sexual identity and their favorite bands. Produced by Eddie Schmidt and Dody Dorn and edited by Matt Clarke.
“By turns playful, harrowing, intensely moving, and uproariously funny, CHAIN CAMERA cuts away all documentary artifice and goes straight to the source, allowing these kids to reveal themselves with the utmost directness and candor.” – Scott Tobias, The A.V. Club
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