A film from Kirby Dick
Award-winning director Kirby Dick (Sick, Derrida, Twist of Faith) presents a radical experiment in documentary filmmaking. Ten students at Los Angeles’ John Marshall High School (the location for the “high schools” in Grease and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) were given video cameras to record their lives—with no limitations on what they could shoot. After one week, the cameras were given to ten new students, and so on. Like chain letters, the cameras moved from student to student for an entire school year. Dick culls some of the best video diary footage of 16 students, illuminating a profound and surprisingly hopeful portrait of young America at the turn of the 21st century. Candidly riffing on everything from sexuality, drugs and eating disorders to parents and race relations, Chain Camera is poignant, hilarious and refreshingly real.
DVD Special Features
- Feature audio commentary with director Kirby Dick, producer Eddie Schmidt
and students Cinammon, Ethan, Amy and Jesse
- Four deleted scenes
- Four deleted student sequences
- “Back to School with Kirby Dick“: An interview with the director
- “Woman with a Movie Camera”: An interview with producer Dody Dorn
- Theatrical trailer
- Alternate title treatment reel
- English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
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