This documentary tracks Tunick along his "Naked States" tour, wherein he photographed nudes in all 48 continental states. His journey proceeds remarkably without incident, arrested in Manhattan but otherwise fairly uneventful. His biggest challenges are finding people willing to pose in places like North Dakota and trying to herd 1,000 Phish fans or 100 nudist beachgoers into doing what he wants. His whiny demeanor never seems to help.
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Aiyana Elliott previously made an impression on the festival circuit with her ferocious short, Tough, which offered a strong visual sensibility influenced by the washed out look of the golden era of '70s filmmaking. She knew how to truthfully portray a modern dysfunctional family, with naturalistic performances and startlingly honest dialogue, a unit whose means of communication is handled through shouting. It's not surprising to see that these themes continue in her current feature.
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