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Cindy Baer and Lisa Minzey - 'Chocolate Is Not Better Than Sex' Fundraiser and Kickoff Party - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 1st August 2014

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Life In A Day Review


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Assembled from some 4,500 hours of footage submitted from people all over the world, this kaleidoscopic film sets out to document one day on earth. And while it's thoroughly watchable, it also feels over-edited.

YouTube in 192 countries users shot their videos on 24 July 2010, and filmmaker Macdonald arranges it as a day in the life. It starts at midnight as we see night owls, early risers, breakfast routines and then food gathering and preparation, travel, sundown and sleep. Along the way, the participants are asked what's in their pockets, what they love the most and what they're afraid of.

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Purgatory House Review


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It seems obvious that the best way to get deep inside a teen's troubles would be by talking to a teen. So how close can any filmmaker get to a young adult's real issues? Damn close, it would appear, when the screenplay comes directly from the source -- in this case, a 14-year-old writer/actress named Celeste Davis. Producer/director Cindy Baer rests her feature film debut on this inexperienced creative mind, lending Purgatory House both plusses and minuses.

There's a lack of polish and, more importantly, an uninhibited demeanor to Davis's script which work well for the subject matter -- a high school girl (played by Davis), after taking her own life, finds herself eternally trapped in a bizarre home with other successful teen suicides. Davis clearly pours her heart and ideals into the narrative, conveying plenty of gravity and complexity (flashbacks, dream sequences, moments of spare dialogue) despite her youthful viewpoint. Baer's biggest accomplishment as a producer is in guiding this unapologetic, sometimes awkward voice to the screen.

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