International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam
Nashville Film Festival
London Australian Film Festival
Norwegian Documentary Festival
Zagreb Dox International Documentary Film Festival
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Absorbing first-person doc with commercial potential, "Bruce & Me" speaks
a universal language while focused on the specifics of a unique father-daughter
relationship. Siedler's efforts to reunite with (or at least comprehend)
her unrepentantly roguish father, a career con man and white-collar criminal,
should fascinate anyone who has ever lunged at the real or perceived chance
to make things right with a distant parent. "Bruce & Me" sustains
a satisfying mix of deadpan humor, heartfelt emotion and wistful amazement
as it charts a circuitous journey toward understanding."
" a pleasantly quirky doc"
" The legendary Al Maysles, cinematographer for "Gimme Shelter" and
maker of dozens of independent documentary films, was in the audience.
He and I both loved the film, and I raised my hand to tell the director,
Siedler, how much it reminded me of my own mad youth. And then Maysles,
a little white-haired 75-year-old man hugged me. He identified with my
comments. Would that have happened at Sundance?"
Bruce & Me had moviegoers talking about the conventions and approaches
to documenting one's own experiences"
and sometimes disturbing”
“Bruce & Me deserves a wider audience than it’s likely to
get on the Life Network… …”a soul-searcher”… “a
toughand tender treatise on the strength of familial ties”
“Bruce & Me is reminiscent of a 1970’s road picture – like
Five Easy Pieces 25 years later”
Oren Siedler has come up with a remarkably candid study of herself, parts
of which will
resonate with the inner child that lurks
in us all”
" a scintillating
" This style
of filmmaking is not for the faint-hearted"
“a delightful, touching film about coming to terms with where we come
from—and how we learn to deal with it"
“There’s a pervasive sadness here, and it’s
captured in gripping fashion. Highly recommended”
well worth taking”
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