Point and Shoot

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Bijou by the Bay Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: That'sa Pizza
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:83 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Matthew Vandyke
Director:Marshall Curry
Produced by:Marshall Curry
Elizabeth Martin
Matthew Vandyke
Screenwriter:Marshall Curry
Cinematography:Alan Jacobsen
Matthew Vandyke
Editing By:Marshall Curry
Music By:James Baxter


This year’s winner of the award for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, “Point and Shoot” tells the engrossing story of Matthew VanDyke, a timid young American with OCD who traveled across the Middle East for a self-described “crash course in manhood,” filming every step of the way. His journey eventually led him to Libya, where he became perhaps the most unlikely member of the revolution against Gadhafi. Camera in one hand, gun in the other, Matthew captured the fight on the front lines—until being taken prisoner and held in solitary confinement for six months. A remarkably gifted storyteller, director Marshall Curry (“If a Tree Falls,” winner of the Founders Award for Best Documentary at TCFF ‘11) skillfully combines VanDyke’s footage with interviews that offer insight into his personal transformation, and examine ideas of masculinity and what drives people to take part in war.

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Tim and Susan Have Matching Handguns
Joe Callander | USA | 2 min. | 2014

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