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W Sharpe Director of New Media, Public Broadcasting Atlanta 30th July
2007 "I recently saw the film Rag Tag during the National Black Arts
Festival in Atlanta. I thought it was a bold, daring, provocative film.
I was surprised at the reaction of some of the viewers of the film and
their objection to the subject matter.
I think that the Arts Festival is exactly the place to exhibit such works. It is a place for artists to exhibit their craft and enlighten to public through their art. Please do not censor future content. I have learnt many things through the films presented at the Arts Festival and it would be a shame if the narrow minded views of a few stifled lifelong learning.
The film has been a topic of discussion among the friends I brought with me to screen the film and those who were not in attendance. I'd like to know if the film is in release on DVD or will be screened at any other festivals around the country."
C Anderson - 8th and 10th August, 2007 "I just saw Rag Tag at the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. It was Great. I felt that the audience at the showing I attended really responded positively to the film (and it was a full house) . The accents were certainly present, but they were by no means a hindrance. I am probably more challenged by a strong southern accent from the USA - and that's in my own country!
We have become so accustomed to one way of directing/producing a film.
I believe that a film has to be reviewed based on it's own merit, not
some made up standard.
This was a great film. A very simple storyline that provides a glimpse into the past to two boys (with many unknowns).. then the twists and turns that surround their reunion as grown men.
I especially enjoyed that many vague points or events where many viewer made assumptions that were clarified at the end. That, in itself, was very creative. As well, we have a credible view into another culture.
Well done! So different from anything I've ever scene.
With a small budget this film deserve a very good critic.Finally a film with a gay theme without a tragedy. One moving story, with good actors.I recognize problems with edition, and other small Technics problems.But who care about this, when we see a film so full of truth and tenderness??? Sometimes I ask me why films about gay man are sad,dramatic? Why can we have a film with gay thematic without hope? Some scenes for me were really sublime. The story is very sensitive, principally because the plot is about black, gay and poor people. I would like to see more films like this: simple, direct, full of truth, one real story.This story can happen.
This film is about two childhood friends who fight against the odds to
"Rag Tag" is a low budget film, so the visuals and sets are not as impressive as the blockbusters. Hence, it needs a good plot to captivate viewers. "Rag Tag" tells a touching story of undying love between two childhood friends. Even though they face societal pressure, criminal temptation, jealousy and non-acceptance, their love still manages to blossom into something beautiful. It is a beautiful story. The only problem I have with it is that it is a little too slow paced. If it was a little faster paced, it would have been an even more captivating film.
I hate to write a bad review about what is apparently a genuine and
authentic attempt to make a film. Some films are just so patently awful
that skewering them is almost cathartic. This is not the case here. Rag
Tag is about two friends, Rag and Tag, who come from different
backgrounds, are separated as children and reunited as adults.
While it has a potentially interesting story and there are a few laughs and even a few sweet moments, these few and far between assets are lost amidst poor directing, filming, editing, acting and (at least in the showing I saw) bad sound. I went to this film on this site's high rating (an amazing 7.7, as of this writing), but it definitely wasn't worth my $10. Save your money and give it a pass.
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