Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Nina Davenport
Director: Nina Davenport
From award-winning filmmaker Nina Davenport (Always a Bridesmaid) comes an acclaimed film festival favorite and BBC Storyville hit--PARALLEL LINES. Hailed as "funny, unabashedly entertaining, and personal" (IndieWIRE), thi... more »
We all have a story to tell and each one is unique
Kyle Tolle | Phoenix, Arizona USA | 07/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Filmmaker Nina Davenport, a native of New York, was in San Diego, California on business during the attacks of September 11, 2001. In November, ready to return home, she was understandably nervous about flying so soon after the tragedy so she decided to drive cross-country for the trip back. During her travels, she records all her visits with the strangers she meets and gets their views on the terrorist attacks just 2 months before.
The prevailing attitudes of many, as might be expected, were shock, anger, profound sadness, loss, and a host of other emotions. Along with thoughts on the 9-11 tragedy, many shared their views about love and friendship and how they play an integral part in everyday life and how fleeting and fragile these things can be. Quite a few that Davenport met also had suffered personal losses in their own lives and they related these experiences also.
Considering the large amount of encounters with such a diverse group of people, it was rewarding to see that they all opened up in the spirit of friendship and many gave the distinct impression that `we're all in this together and we have to look out for one another'. In difficult times such as these were, this sentiment spoke volumes and helped define a spirit of unity that Americans so badly needed.
`Parallel Lines' is a passionate and engaging collection of voices that I found very likeable from start to finish. Although this documentary is moderately paced throughout and might seem a little slow at times, the content is always meaningful in its own special way. This is a nice viewing experience and I recommend it to everyone.