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TRUE LIFE video stories
TRUE LIFE video stories
Director: Scott Jacobs
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2002     2hr 0min

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.


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Director: Scott Jacobs
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Biography
Studio: Facets
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 02/02/2002
Original Release Date: 07/04/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 07/04/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

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."