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Chain Camera (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 19 January 2001 (USA)
Chain Camera is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Kirby Dick about the lives of Los Angeles high school students.


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Credited cast:
Ethan Adagio Ethan Adagio ... Himself
Silva Arzunyan Silva Arzunyan ... Herself
Stephanie De La Garza Stephanie De La Garza ... Herself
Leo Diaz Leo Diaz ... Himself
Timothy Docherty Timothy Docherty ... Himself
Amy Hattemer Amy Hattemer ... Herself
Cinammon Hunter Cinammon Hunter ... Herself
Mena Mulat Mena Mulat ... Herself
Victor Naranjo Victor Naranjo ... Himself
Jesse Ramon Jesse Ramon ... Himself
Manuel Ramírez Manuel Ramírez ... Himself
Lisa Reyes Lisa Reyes ... Herself
Fernando Santillana Fernando Santillana ... Himself
Suzana Sburlan ... The Valedictorian
Rosemary To Rosemary To ... Herself


Chain Camera is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Kirby Dick about the lives of Los Angeles high school students.

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I love documentary, but...
19 July 2001 | by jcwlaSee all my reviews

...this one just isn't worth the cost of a movie ticket. What these filmmakers have done cannot properly be called filmmaking; rather, they just chose sixteen students of some diversity (though not quite as much diversity as the reviews have suggested) and set them loose. The results are, to be brutally frank, far more often boring, self-indulgent, overwrought and off-puttingly grainy than truly insightful.

There are, of course, moments of recognition and identification of the sort only possible in documentary film, but overall there's not much more truth here than in "Bully" or, for that matter, a decent TV documentary of the same sort. Though full of talk about sex and sexual diversity and racism, the film brings nothing to the table that will be of use to anyone who has thought about any of these issues with any seriousness. And while certain segments serve absolutely no purpose other than to inject a bit of (admittedly welcome) comic relief, most often the five-minute limit keeps up from becoming emotionally involved with any of the students. An interesting idea, but thumbs down for CHAIN CAMERA.

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