This movie gave me all the emotions, a wonderfully told story with a stunning setting and beautiful characters portrayed with a camera that seems almost invisible at times.
A fervent documentary about an "impossible" ultra marathon. The film played out as a meditation on pain and resilience and the importance of experiencing those things in life.
The race attracts a lot of amateur racers, people who perhaps are seeking the clarity that reaching your limits can provide.
A documentary without a narrator told instead through brilliant documentary footage. The quality of the footage is what stands, the story is one we all know, but the film's HD quality is pleasing to watch. It's a treat to be able to watch footage from 1969 that feels so contemporary, as if shot with a filter on a new iphone.
An interesting story whose focus on the witch hunters eventually highlights the documentaries lack of access to anyone who actually knew the subject of the film. The film does well in balancing the perspectives of the mother and the cyber detectives/stalkers. The meat of the film lies in balancing their perspectives.
Visually the film was found footage and re-enactments with voiceover. A little bit dull. You could easily listen to this as a podcast during your commute.
The manipulative storytelling also eventually burned me out. The twists are only twists because of the narrative that was chosen.