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Tattooed Tears (1979)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 9 January 1979 (USA)
An intimate, hands on encounter with a maximum security juvenile correctional facility in Chino California.

Directors:

Nick Broomfield (as Nicholas Broomfield), Joan Churchill
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Brian Brian ... Himself
Marcus Marcus ... Himself
Pedro Pedro ... Himself
Ronnie Ronnie ... Himself
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An intimate, hands on encounter with a maximum security juvenile correctional facility in Chino California.

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9 January 1979 (USA) See more »

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Gugo Films See more »
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compare this to prison shows on cable nowadays
14 April 2009 | by marymorrisseySee all my reviews

it's a lot more powerful for its dispassionate approach, the reviews written here are excellent, not much more to add. I guess this film is available online from bootleg sources that sell a really good print of it on DVD quite cheaply, but you won't find it anywhere else. I'm sure I've seen some of NBs other films, I don't recall him as an "onscreen provocateur" in the Aileen Wouranous (sic) film... But this movie as someone has said, shows the great power of using pure cinema without a michael moore personality getting doing schtick which the world is all carried away with now to the detriment of the documentary form for sure.


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