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      Water and Power

      1989 57m Documentary List
      Reviews 70% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Filmmaker Pat O'Neill examines Los Angeles and its relationship to water. Read More Read Less

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      Fred Camper Chicago Reader While O’Neill’s proenvironment sentiments are clear, the film never resolves itself into any of the simpleminded dualisms of a “message” picture. Rated: 4/4 May 12, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Hardcore fans will drool over it and everyone can appreciate the different ways in which O'Neill plays with the 16mm film but Water and Power drags on too long for its own good and never seems to have a point other than to be a showcase of O'Neill's knowledge of optical layering and mattes. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member It's weird how I can watch an experimental documentary like "Koyaanisqatsi" and find it really fascinating, but then I watch something similar like "Water and Power" and find myself bored and finding the whole thing kinda pretentious. Admittedly there are some cool composites and interesting imagery, but the whole thing just felt like it was made by someone who thought he was being very clever, but I've seen this kind of thing too many times before. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member It had some cool images, but overall it was really boring and made no sense. I've conversed with a few others who have seen it and none of us have any idea what to make of it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member An extraordinary movie. I've never seen anything like it again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Filmmaker Pat O'Neill examines Los Angeles and its relationship to water.
      Director
      Patrick O'Neill
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      57m