New Times / Letter To The Editor
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 47
Cinéma vérité?San Luis Obispo
By Victoria Grostick
I just finished reading Glen Starkey's and Steve Miller's excellent review of Stories We Tell (“Truth Out!” June 13) now showing at the Palm.
I completely agree with Steve's assessment of the footage being too good for the ’60s time period. Having grown up in that era, my uncle took many 8 millimeter films of our crazy Italian family and when we transferred them to VHS, some years ago, they were choppy and the color iffy, at best.
But having said that, it was great fun reminiscing, so I was surprised to see the quality of these "old" films being so much better than ours.
Although I really did like this movie, the biggest disappointment was finding out at the end, via the credits, that the "real family" were actors.
It felt like betrayal to me, kind of like being deeply in love and at the end of the affair wondering if it was really "real" at all.
Welcome to fire season: Summer fires hitting hard and early--in climatology terms, 'we're screwed' New grand jury report details problems with medical intake process for inmates at Santa Barbara County Jail Proposed Casmalia Superfund settlement announced; feds seeking public comment Fire in the sky: Drought and new fireworks ordinances force Central Coast to rethink how it celebrates the Fourth of July Political Watch 6/30/16