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Red Dirt (2000)

 -  Drama  -  17 March 2000 (USA)
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Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring... See full summary »

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Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring for his unwell aunt, grieving the loss of their family's matriarch, and his own dreams of leaving Pine Apple. With the arrival of a stranger, Griffith's carefully constructed walls of shame and silence begin to come down and his life takes an unexpected turn. Written by Anonymous

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Superbly moving, intensely personal film
12 May 2005 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

The reader should understand that I attend multiple film festivals a year; an average year for me means viewing, with critical eyes and ears, approximately four hundred foreign and independent films. Of the thousands of films I have seen over the decades, this film is one of only four that I have felt the need to view more than twice.

The human condition radiates herefrom more brightly even than the projection-lamp that illuminates the screen herewith.

Madness and wisdom commingle to varying degrees in each significant character.

If the reader is willing to work a bit and not be a merely passive audience, the rewards this film has to offer are manifold.


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