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Monrovia, Indiana

Following the 2016 presidential election, Frederick Wiseman's documentary dissects small-town America to understand how its values impact and influence the political landscape of the nation.

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Frederick Wiseman
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Comments about documentary «Monrovia, Indiana» (28)

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Sean G.

Films have a high expectation to be entertaining. The only way to enjoy this one is to know what you are getting into. I went into this film expecting a simple story about the hardest days of AIDS victims and the long road they have to travel to get an answer. I didn't know what to expect, and I learned what I got. This film really captures what the world of AIDS is really like. The pain, despair, and overall hopelessness that people face is captured with a great sense of reality and compassion. It shows the toll the disease has taken on these people and the devastation that the disease has caused them. The documentary is filled with wonderful footage, but I would recommend a bit of patience as you watch it. You will be hooked from the beginning to the end.

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Some people can't take the subject matter of this film seriously, some can't get through it, but most can't help but be moved by it. The film is all about Ebola. It's all about a virus that is killing people in Africa and is just as scary as it was when it first came out in 1976. In the beginning of the film, the film focuses on some of the patients who are getting better. The film is good because it focuses on the actual survivors, and the people who have been through this as well as the people who have been working to help them. The film has a pretty good point to make, and it's a good point because the film is pretty interesting and it's worth a watch. It's about people trying to help these people who are dying, and the movie focuses on some of the different types of people they have to work with, and the emotional toll this takes on them. The film is good because it's different from other films out there in terms of subject matter. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the Ebola virus or has any knowledge of it.

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Amber M.

You don't have to be an idealist or have a lofty idea of your country to get a real sense of what it's like. And you don't have to have seen the atrocities and suffering of the world, to be appalled by the people and what they are suffering. There is not a single person in this film who doesn't have something to say about life, about the human condition. But all of them speak in the same way, and this is why they are so important. This is a documentary that speaks to everyone. It speaks to anyone, regardless of political persuasion. It's a film about the American Dream, and how it was destroyed by greed and corruption, and how it was done to the detriment of the people who lived in this country, and by the rich and powerful. And it's a film that the vast majority of Americans have seen, and it has been the subject of their lives, and theirs. It has been the subject of a number of films, and a number of pieces of art, and an important documentary, and it should be seen by everyone. I gave it an 8/10.

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Carolyn R.

I think that we're being lulled into thinking that it's the good old days in the USA with our medical system, and that's certainly not the case. The story of a young boy in Africa with a rare genetic disease was excellent. And the story of the pediatrician who is the only one who had ever known the child, was very moving. I feel like the focus of the film was on the doctor's motivation and his compassion for the patient, and not his ego or greed. The movie was more about the story of this boy and his family and their journey and the journey of the doctor's journey. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in healthcare or the story of these types of stories.

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Edward R.

This is an interesting documentary, which examines the effects that the violence in the movie industry has on our community. It includes interviews with actors, artists, and musicians who have had to do the difficult and sometimes perilous work of filming violent movies. The film is especially poignant when discussing the time it took to make a film and the amount of money that has been spent to make it. It is almost comical when one of the interviewees expresses surprise that she has received so much money to make a film. The filmmaker uses her own experiences to give us a clearer sense of what happens when a film is made and the time that goes into making it. It is also interesting to see how this money affects the actors and artists that work on the projects. The film provides us with a great amount of information about what goes into making a movie and the many ways that it can be shot. The film itself has some minor technical problems, but overall is a very good documentary.

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Gary P.

This film is a great introduction to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This documentary is fascinating, informative, and very well done. The story of how the peaceful Martin Luther King was driven to insanity is interesting, and provides insight into the problems of mental illness in today's society. It also shows how Dr. King's real battle began. This documentary is very well worth watching, even if you are not a fan of Martin Luther King.

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Sara Jacobs

I don't think I ever have felt more ready to leave a movie than I did during the closing credits. The two world leaders I did not recognize were Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bill Clinton. I also thought that I had read a script for a book. And this is only the first of the book. I've seen parts 2 and 3, and now I am trying to watch part 4. It is not easy. There are two sides to this book. One side is the economic consequences that the country has suffered as a result of the stock market crash and the second is the racial conflicts that were deeply rooted in this country, which it is important to show in this movie. It is no coincidence that many of the actors were African American. The purpose of the movie is to help those who were or are African American to see this film. As for the movie itself, I think it is very interesting. It is just that I feel that it is a good job done in spite of the cost. It is not that a lot of money was spent on making it, but that the film-makers put together a very good work. I think they have achieved what they set out to do. I hope that they will continue with the project. I believe that it will be a very successful endeavor. I do not believe that it will be forgotten. I also believe that it will have an important part in the future of our country. I hope that the DVD will be made available soon, so that everyone can see this movie. The people who were in the audience during the film-goers were very happy to see it, as was I.

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Austin Aguilar

My husband and I did not know what to expect when we first entered the theater to see this film. We were hoping to see something that would shed some light on the epidemic, in a way that was educational and also artistic. While we appreciated the visual imagery of a city that is now more livable, there was no particular emotion or sense of unity that this film conveyed. It is true that some of the imagery was beautiful and moving. However, it was so light and I believe that people were not prepared for the full power of what this film could produce. We will not be buying the DVD for a while and will see it again after it has played on cable and satellite.

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Joe R.

Before I start this review I would like to thank those of you who have read this far. I am not going to spoil the movie or tell you how it is, because the movie is a bit like a piece of art. The movie starts off with a family of four kids going to the hospital. They are having heart attack and are unable to breath. They end up with all of their limbs crushed, and they will be forever paralyzed from the waist down. The doctor puts a bracelet on one of their kids. It is a little girl named Makenzie. This little girl is going to live forever. There is one group of people who can help Makenzie. One of these people is Francis Scott Key who is a writer. Makenzie is going to be the main character in his upcoming novel. One of the main characters in the movie is her father Bill. Makenzie is going to grow up and be a very good person. She is going to be the "Madonna of the Paranormal". The movie is a very good piece of art. I recommend it to everyone. Also this is not a horror movie. This is a movie about a girl who can see things. The way the movie ends was a bit confusing, but not because it was a horror movie, but because it was a movie about a girl seeing things. There is no point in telling you more about this movie. If you see it and like it you should see it. If you don't like it you don't have to see it. Just see it.

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I saw this documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival. I was pleasantly surprised at how this documentary was not preachy. Although, I do believe that there is a lot of misinformation that is out there. I think the only message that is truly being shown here is that AIDS has no cure. People are able to die from AIDS, but not from being cured. The cure, which is impossible to isolate, is unknown, so this documentary is showing the dangers of the disease, and the hopes of people who want to live long enough to see what is being done to stop the epidemic. I really enjoyed this film, and think that it is well done. The documentary made me really feel like I was there with people and was part of the struggle.

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Stephen Stanley

A film that needs no introduction. It's been told, as if it were something most people knew about, yet not one single human being had ever heard of until it was first broadcast on late night television, that is, until the 1980s. In fact, the film was so well received that it was re-edited, and then re-edited again and again, until it became a reality. Yet the main thing that made it work was the writing, the writing that set this story in motion. So many things I would say, that might be given as a bit of background to explain the many facets of the story, but those who have watched this film know that the entire story is told through this medium. From the very beginning, the story is a story about the people of Sierra Leone. But this is not a film about them, but about the human spirit, and how it's overcome many hurdles to survive. The characters are so diverse, from the usual types we see in any film (the ruthless dictator, the young man who starts out as an orphan, then becomes a terrorist, the middle aged woman who is sick, and who realizes it, and so on), but these are just the starting points for the complex and moving story. I was so impressed with the work that was put into this film. The people who worked on this film, who made it happen, are not only able to tell a story of such a scale, but also to be able to draw on so many different types of people and cultures, to make it feel like it's a real documentary, and the storytelling is so powerful that it makes it very difficult to watch. The final revelation, the one that could have easily been a disaster for the film, is not what you would expect. And that's a great sign. These kinds of films are so difficult to make, because you have to fit so many elements into a single film, and it's often difficult to find the right balance. Yet this film was made in a very disciplined and methodical way, that gives it a very impressive balance, and is really one of the best films of the year. I highly recommend it, and I hope that more films like it will come out. I also hope that more people will realize just how special this film is. Even if it's not a perfect film, but that's what I thought of it.

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Helen Chapman

First of all, let me say I am not a history buff. I have only watched two recent documentaries, and even then, I would like to know more. I have seen no one else, not even family members, comment on the film. I really enjoyed the idea of making a film on the Sierra Leone HIV epidemic, and the travelogue. What surprised me was the isolation of the people. The exposure of the dead, and how they made their way out of the country and lived out their days with their families. I thought the photos were interesting. I liked the isolation of the people. The film showed a country of horrible things happening in the news, but it wasn't the true story. It was showing the details of the people's lives and how they survived. I also liked the fact that there was no background music in the film. It was just one lone gunshot to the head that took all the music out of the picture. It gave the film a kind of documentary feel. The film was well directed, edited, and acted. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the topic of HIV/AIDS and its impact on the people who live in a country that is not an ally in the fight against the disease. It is a documentary that shows a country of amazing problems, but also shows the people that live in the area. It is a must see film.

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The best documentary I have ever seen. As I left the theater, I was so moved by the experience of watching it. It is the greatest film I have ever seen, and has made me cry and laugh so hard that I had to pause it, take a deep breath, and take a deep breath again. It is heartbreaking, it is a great, powerful film. I was deeply moved by the humanity of this young girl, whose family has been torn apart by the death of her beloved husband. It is an incredible film, a must see for all of us.

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Helen E.

This is a pretty good movie that is not afraid to push the envelope in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It's not a perfect movie, but it is an excellent one and if you like movies about this issue, you should check it out.

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Bruce Douglas

I came across this film while browsing the local listings for the Criterion Collection. I was impressed with the documentary format, as it allowed for a very honest and detailed portrait of a city and the people that live there. The more I thought about it, the more I thought about the concept of being a "dead American" in the late 50s and early 60s. In many ways, that was what this film was about. It was really about the people that lived through that era and the people that were part of it. And to me, that was very interesting. I had not known much about the people that were around, so the most important thing I learned from this film was the history of "The Dead" and what they lived through. A very important part of the film is the interviews with the family members, because in many cases the family members are the only ones that knew who were "The Dead". They did not have the opportunity to interact with the other people that were part of the "Dead". In many ways, the interviews are more of a personal journey, where the family members are trying to find out who were these people that they loved. It was interesting to hear about the different sides of the family's opinion on their own son. And it was also interesting to hear what they had to say about their "dead" son. The other very important part of the film is the interviews with the dead. Some of these are very touching, like when the family members talk about their son. I also found the "interesting" things in the film that are very interesting to me. I found the very real photographs that were used in the documentary. They are very interesting. One particular photograph was of a "Mountain Girl" statue that was made in the early 50s. That was a very emotional image. Another very interesting thing that I found interesting is that some of the photographs are from different years. I think that that is important. The photographs show the change over time, so that the viewer can see what has been changed. Another very interesting thing that I found interesting was the way that the film was edited. In some of the interviews, it was clear that the editing was a little bit choppy, because it was obvious that they were not in chronological order. I think that it was very important that the interviews were kept in chronological order. It also helps the viewer to understand the story better. The interviewees gave a very detailed explanation of what happened to their son, and to their "Dead". And I think that the editing helped the viewer to understand the story better. I recommend this film to anyone that is interested in seeing the stories of "The Dead". I think that this film is very educational for the viewer, as well as the families and relatives of the "Dead". I think that this is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.

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The first one was the best one, the second one is OK, the third one is a good documentary, but the fourth one is the worst one. The movie is a collection of interviews, all of which are about the 1994 epidemic of HIV/AIDS. The interviews were so long, that it became impossible to follow them in real time. I had a hard time keeping up with the director. The only thing that was good about this documentary is that it can be watched on a small screen. The movie could have been better. I would recommend this movie to people who are interested in the topic of HIV/AIDS. I would say that this is a very good documentary. I would also recommend that people see the documentary about HIV/AIDS before they get a big STD test. They might be a little bit curious. If you want to see a good documentary about HIV/AIDS, see this movie.

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Angela George

I have been watching this film as i write this. I started watching after i heard about the tragedy in the hospital and i knew this film would touch me. Its been a long time since i have had a good movie to watch, so this was a great one. The movie shows the people's reaction to the incident in the hospital, the city in general and their response to the disease that struck the country. The actors that i mentioned were some of the most interesting in the film, especially the little boy. As i watched it i was wondering why so little is known about the disease, its not the typical thing that you can buy or even find on the internet. Its something that is passed on by blood, sweat and tears, its a disease that spreads like wildfire. The people in the city were very human and i loved the way they were portrayed. They were like human beings in a disaster. I felt that the film touched me in many ways, i was moved and also confused, i do not believe that a documentary film like this will ever reach the American market. This film is also a great testimony to the people of America, to the human spirit that is hard to find in most of the rest of the world, and to the people of Liberia and Sierra Leone that have to deal with a very frightening disease. I also loved the contrast between the reactions of the people and the government. It was as if a switch was thrown on. The government was telling the people that its only the government that is responsible for the people's reaction to the disease, and the people were much more understanding. I do not feel that this film has been sanitized. Its an honest film with all the questions that you would have if you watched it.

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John C.

This is a great documentary about one of the most powerful diseases in America. Though the science is still uncertain, many believe that AIDS is a result of a vaccine accidentally given to a man. That man, Bob Crane, has been living with this disease ever since he was a kid. His story is riveting and powerful. We find out that many in the medical community are fighting to stop the spread of this horrible disease. It's amazing to see a doctor and his wife trying to do something for a man in their own community, even though the disease has completely wiped out their family. His wife is determined to help him stay alive, even though he has passed away. It's a very poignant documentary. It's not the kind of documentary that makes you feel good about the world, but it's important and makes you think. The doctor's wife was a little apprehensive about the topic, but she said that what she wanted to share with the world was that she did her best to help her husband. I truly believe that her husband and the world would be a better place if everyone would fight to stop AIDS. If you are a medical professional, watch this film. If you are not a medical professional, see it anyway. There are many heart-wrenching stories in this film. If you are not gay, or if you don't think AIDS is a big deal, you should watch this movie. If you are a medical professional, watch it. If you are not gay, see it anyway. There is nothing wrong with helping those who are struggling with AIDS. It's great to see a movie like this one, showing us that we should care.

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I was so moved by this film that I think that every time I see it I get a new appreciation for the humanity of the people and what they must endure. I also found the ending as dramatic as it was heart-wrenching. It really touched me. I want to thank all the people involved in making this film and all the people who shared it with me. It has been a gift to me. I can't wait to see it again. I can't wait to see what kind of things they will do with the footage. I am excited. Thank you to the people involved in making this film. You will have me in your debt forever. I am so touched.

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Gary O.

In 1984, in the midst of the AIDS crisis, the local radio station, WABE (now WGN-TV), was one of the few stations to broadcast news of the epidemic. Because of this, listeners were treated to the stories and interviews of the people who had been impacted by the disease. The film, "AIDS in America," focuses on those who suffered the most, the people who had the most to lose, and the small community that had the most to gain. The film has been edited from a few hours of footage to two hours, and the result is an engaging and emotive film. The idea of capturing the stories of these people was inspired by the experience of working for WABE, and it works. The emotional elements are captured by the interviews, and the good-natured people who are interviewed. "AIDS in America" is a powerful film that deserves its place in the history of the AIDS crisis.

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I saw the video of this film in the IMAX theater. And what a piece of cinema! The movie is about the people of Liberia. A real slice of life. It is a film that shows the sadness and poverty of the people of Liberia, the emptiness of the city of Monrovia, the corruption of government, the drug use, the violence, and the atmosphere of uncertainty. When the film is over, you leave in a state of shock and melancholia. I would recommend this film to everyone, especially those who are already familiar with the Ebola crisis.

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Christian Shaw

Voting at the end of the month of November for the Oscar nominations is really a test of your common sense. For me, the best part of this film was the emotional manipulation of the people of west Africa. They had the reality of what is happening to them, but they also had the joy of living. The Oscars should really recognize this film for the amount of emotion it brought to the viewer. I saw this film in a movie theatre in Toronto and was moved to tears. There are so many scenes that are sad but also full of the joy that the African people had at this time in their lives. The Oscar should be given to the best documentary that has been made about Africa in the past 15 years. This is the best film of the year that has brought to the forefront the life and the culture of Africa.

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Matthew Sullivan

This movie was an amazing experience. It just so happened that I am in the city that the footage was shot. I do not want to be in the city, but just the story line caught my attention and kept me interested. I feel like I have known that this is going to be a very moving story. It is too bad that people cannot tell stories like this anymore. I know it was hard to get an opportunity to be in this movie, but it is a testament to the great work that was put into this film. Thank you to everyone who made this film a reality. I hope to see many more documentaries in the future.

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Edward Rios

There's so much wrong with the US film industry. How they spend their money is just plain wrong. We have 1,000,000 moviegoers at our theatres, yet if there is only one movie that is good enough to be in the top 250, it is only 1 movie, Hollywood's latest. People are getting jobs based on how many people are watching this movie, and then we have the government taking millions of dollars out of the pockets of citizens. I hope this film hits the big screen, so everyone will see this, and all will know how wrong the US film industry is. I would love to see these guys go to South Africa, and they will find the people who will agree with the film. They will know that America is the biggest hypocrite. Thanks, for doing this.

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This is a documentary film about the AIDS epidemic, based on a BBC interview with Dr. Bruce Aylward, a virologist working with Dr. Peter Handley at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Aylward, known as Bruce, is seen as a rare "Hero" in the AIDS war, and Dr. Handley is seen as a typical, self-serving bureaucrat. The main events of this film are the signing of the historic legislation establishing the N.I.A.H. and the research and implementation of the public health efforts that resulted in the rapid reduction in the number of new AIDS cases. Dr. Aylward explains the problems of AIDS, including its "disease by numbers" and the lack of focus on those infected with the virus. He also mentions his frustration with the "politically correct" approach, as in the traditional clinical disease model, treating only the symptoms and not the disease. One of the most striking aspects of this documentary is the patient's face, as they describe their experiences of living in a "HIV hell," as they call it, while receiving treatment and interacting with their caretakers. Dr. Aylward shares that the behavior of most people in the community, in the clinic, is really, really boring and uneventful. It is this lack of stimulation that leads them to become depressed, and makes them lose their faith and desire to live. Dr. Aylward explains that the people who are most affected by the disease are those who are infected and do not have the capacity to keep their infection under control, due to lack of medications, intravenous and oral medications, social isolation and isolation from family members. Dr. Aylward also discusses the drug regimen that is used for treating the virus. He says that most of the patients are on a very large dose of a drug, for which he has no idea how they are getting it. Dr. Aylward also discusses how the medication is given and monitored. He says that the drug must be given regularly and must be taken in an environment where the virus cannot replicate. He says that the medication does not kill the virus, but merely stifles its growth and that the virus remains alive and able to spread, for a while, until the new drugs are developed. Dr. Aylward concludes that the drugs are very effective in treating the disease, but it is not enough to combat it. He says that there are not enough drugs being made and that the situation will get worse, and that it is not possible to give out too many drugs. He says that we cannot hope to eliminate the disease completely. This is a very interesting documentary, that is well worth watching.

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Being a scientific documentary filmmaker, it is always exciting when I witness the perfection of a film like 'The Cove.' The cinematography, set design, editing, and musical score are the icing on the cake. The problem with 'The Cove' is that it is too long. Perhaps the film could have been trimmed to approximately two hours, in order to focus more attention on the messages it attempts to convey. Not all of the negative messages in the film are important, and they are not balanced by the positive messages. The acting is incredible. The acting is superb throughout the film. If the acting of the cast had been less of a positive factor in 'The Cove' would not have been as effective. The music is effective. The score is a masterpiece, combining classical music with modern instruments. A blend that makes the movie more immersive and emotional. The music alone should not have made 'The Cove' a great film. 'The Cove' is a perfect example of why a film is a documentary, not a movie. 'The Cove' should have been rated as a drama, and not as a film.

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This is a very strong documentary about the power of faith. Many people in the West may look at faith as something that is so bad, so immoral, so broken and evil, that the only way to get rid of it is by some form of therapy, which often results in death. In the East, however, we have very different ideas about the value of faith. The Japanese believe that faith is the most important thing in the world, and that it is the most important factor of human existence. The Japanese use this belief to help them overcome the very biggest problems in their lives, like they are always asking themselves, "What will I do to end my suffering?" Their belief in faith is also used to help them live their life as best as possible. It's interesting to see how people in the West relate to this belief. I don't believe that we are all as spiritually honest as the Japanese are. It's easy to find a few examples of people who live their lives according to the "divine right" of the Japanese. It's a very interesting look at this tradition. But I think it's also very interesting to see how people in the East are struggling with faith as well.

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Walter C.

I saw this film at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film is a documentary about a doctor who travels to Liberia to help treat a girl with Ebola. The film is narrated by the doctor, Dr. Kent Brantly, and his wife, Nancy. The doctor and his wife are both doctors who are in the process of being released from the hospital where they were treated for Ebola. The film is quite long, but it is also quite informative. I recommend seeing this film.