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Doc of the Day: This is Not a Film Review - Dan Schindel
What do you do when you aren’t allowed to do what you love? Dir. Jafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, 2011, 75 min, Viewed in the Theater The title of This is Not a Film is technically a lie, though it isn’t a rip-off on the level of The Neverending Story. But the doc doesn’t follow any rules of conventional narrative, nor does it really aim to “satisfy” the viewer. It would almost be impossible for it to do so, anyway. The content of this movie is an excerpt, a quick glimpse at one man’s fallen existence, incomplete as a ...