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      Darwin

      2011 1 hr. 26 min. Documentary Drama History List
      80% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 82% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Residents of an isolated community in Death Valley, Calif., coexist in a place without a government, a church, jobs or children. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Monty Brannigan is my grandfather Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member A dull place doesn't automatically become worthy of scrutiny when a camera lens is aimed at it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A beautiful documentary that stands apart What makes Darwin fascinating is its ambivalence: it is funny but moving, disturbing but captivating. It gives you a look into a world you would never experience otherwise: a ghost town populated by a few misfits who each have incredible stories to tell. A memorable documentary that stands out, especially with its stunning music and cinematography! I highly recommend it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Atmospheric doc about the lives of thirty-five eccentric inhabitants of a Death Valley ghost town. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Toronto Star A dull place doesn't automatically become worthy of scrutiny when a camera lens is aimed at it. Rated: 2/4 Aug 24, 2012 Full Review Adam Nayman Globe and Mail Depending on how you look at it, Darwin is either an affirmative record of proud outliers getting by on true grit or a grim snapshot of a community on its last, buckling legs. Rated: 3/4 Aug 24, 2012 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times "Darwin" is a beautiful, elegiac work with unexpected impact and meaning. Rated: 5/5 Aug 19, 2011 Full Review Film4 Staff Film4 Refusing to patronise the participants of his film, Brandestini's use of a chilling score, beautiful photography and a keen sense of balance makes Darwin a fascinating and charming film. Rated: 4.5/5 Oct 18, 2011 Full Review Anton Bitel Eye for Film this alien landscape, shot wide by the Swiss filmmaker with an outsider's eye for the dustily hyperreal, is teeming with strange life and even stranger stories. Oct 17, 2011 Full Review Cynthia Fuchs PopMatters As Darwin shows again and again, not talking can be its own form of storytelling. Sep 8, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Residents of an isolated community in Death Valley, Calif., coexist in a place without a government, a church, jobs or children.
      Director
      Nick Brandestini
      Executive Producer
      Vesna Brandestini
      Screenwriter
      Taylor Segrest
      Genre
      Documentary, Drama, History
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
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