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|TRUE LIFE video stories|
Director: Scott Jacobs
Genres: Television, Documentary
A road trip across America in 1976 becomes a search for The American Dream. Warm, funny and all too true, Jacobs vividly captures the early days of video journalism.
Very cool portrait of America in the 70s.
lvanhoe | North America | 12/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Scott Jacobs's video portraits are wonderfully low-key glimpses of an America in transition. It shows real people from various walks of life trying to live the old-fashioned American Dream during a time when Corporate America was in a period of rapid growth. Included in the portraits are a novice lightweight boxer, a politician, cattle farmers, an exotic dancer, an ex-con, street people, a Vaudeville act, some hippies, and an elderly department-store Santa Claus. Jacobs does not conduct interviews on the videos, but rather strikes up conversations. The result is nothing extremely dramatic or tragic, but it's the earthy, laid-back realness of the video that makes each segment touching in its own way. This DVD definitely deserves a look."