May 14th 2019 DVD review: The Shape of Now, Surviving Birkenau, Nina, Bosch | AndersonVision
The Shape of Now is a documentary that feels a lot like The Act of Killing. This film follows elderly mothers, as they try to find a way to properly acknowledge the men that killed their children. What's super interesting about the documentary is how it tackles the idea of shared memory. If everyone in Colombia remembers the Civil War in its own way, then what is the official history? There is fascinating stuff going on, but I feel it might alienate most audiences.