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Film Review - Summer 1993

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“Summer 1993” participates in the longstanding filmmaking tradition where the trauma of life is investigated through the eyes of a child, watching little ones deal with new challenges and adult issues while still getting used to the ways of the world. Writer/director Carla Simon shares an autobiographical tale of isolation and confusion, and she creates a riveting study of emotional evolution without pushing unnecessary weight against the dramatic needs of the feature. It’s a loosely defined movie, but its emotions are honest and its observance of child behavior remarkably accurate, giving the effort an appealing verite feel while still making sure a character arc is being worked into place throughout the picture. “Summer 1993” is delicate work, but Simon isn’t distracted by artifice, striving to keep the endeavor realistic from all perspectives.  Read the rest at


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