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      What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann

      2006 List
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      Audience Member Great movie! I think I might have to buy this one or at least add it to my wishlist. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This documentary truly captures the beauty of Sally Mann's work, family, and life. It is, itself, a piece of art. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The thing that truly makes her a great artist is the fact that she knows and admits she has flawed, at times, many a times. She even goes on to say that some of her greatest works are a result of nature's misdemeanors. "I am so afraid that m going to perfect this art one day. I pray for the angel of uncertainty to visit my plates." - Sally Mann A truly great documentary capturing the life of a great person without making it too dramatic. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member We enter the life of the controversial artist Sally Mann. Her unorthodox photographs of dead people and her own naked children and family are getting a story and a meaning through this documentary. She takes great pictures with her old fashioned and demanding camera - an atmosphere and depht digital cameras never can capture. Ok documentary that is well presented but it get a bit boring and dragged out. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member <a></a> <img src="http://www.guillemettem.com/files/zoomvirginia38.jpg" width="240" border="0" /> Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Inspirational. The generous vulnerability with which Sally Mann shares her life and heart is so organic and genuine -- both in her art and in the interviews of this documentary. As a mother/artist trying to find balance in a world full of compartmentalization, I so appreciate Sally Mann's philosophy of art: "...unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art...it's always been my philosophy to try to make art out of the everyday and ordinary--it never occurred to me to leave home to make art." The often-photographed children of this sometimes controversial artist are also interviewed, bearing testimony to the effects of such a unique upbringing. In one particular segment, a window into the torment that even an established, revered artist can experience in the face of rejection was opened and presented with gentle honesty, a robust--yet fragile--heart. Warning: Nudity Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      John Anderson Variety Cantor's perspective can't really be trusted. Jan 31, 2006 Full Review Don R. Lewis Film Threat An interesting study on artistic purpose as well as life and death captured on film. Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 24, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Director
      Steven Cantor