Film About a Father Who

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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    Film About a Father Who is not meant to give Sachs answers to her labyrinth of affection toward her father, but rather used to understand the man from whom she seeks so much approval.
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    Matt Zoller SeitzRogerEbert.com
    The movie is always fascinating, even when it seems to lose or drop the threads of therapeutic/psychological understanding woven throughout the project.
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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    The result is a sharply assembled multiformat collage of memory and investigation that starts like a trip any of us might make into a what-made-him-tick past, but ends in the present with scattered feelings and tenuous bonds.
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    Steve PondTheWrap
    Jagged and disorderly, confounding and charming and sometimes irritating - just like the man at its center.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    [A] brisk, prismatic and richly psychodramatic family portrait...
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    Pat BrownSlant Magazine
    Throughout, Lynne Sachs undercuts the image of the past as simpler or more stable than the present.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    Compromised largely of home movies covering decades, Film About a Father Who is a semi-experimental collage documentary that asks the question "How can you love people you don't know?"
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    Craig D. LindseyNashville Scene
    These days, old age has set in, and the younger Sachs predictably finds that getting answers out of the artful codger about his years of reckless philandering/fathering isn't easy.
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    Steve EricksonGay City News
    Sachs refuses to pass judgment on a man who was neglectful and selfish. The film's spectators probably won't be so reluctant.
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    Diane CarsonKDHX (St. Louis)
    It may raise the question, "Can we ever really understand another person?" Whatever the answer, Lynne Sachs shows her effort results in a powerful, haunting film.
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