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Must Read After My DeathFilmmaker Morgan Dews followed the title instructions from his maternal grandmother — and the entirely absorbing, undeniably ?troubling documentary ...Must Read After My DeathDocumentaryPT76MUnratedFilmmaker Morgan Dews followed the title instructions from his maternal grandmother — and the entirely absorbing, undeniably ?troubling documentary ...2009-02-27
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Must Read After My Death

Genre: Documentary; Director: Morgan Dews; Author: Morgan Dews; Release Date Limited: 02/20/2009; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 76; MPAA Rating: Unrated

Filmmaker Morgan Dews followed the title instructions from his maternal grandmother — and the entirely absorbing, undeniably ?troubling documentary Must Read After My Death is the result. Using films, tape recordings, and other diary material that his grandmother carefully saved, Dews stitches together the elements of an American family undone by drink, infidelity, and the mid-20th-century blues. Did granny intend this stuff for strangers? We’ll never know. File this ”therapeutic” movie, well made and creepy, on the dysfunction-as-art shelf ?next to Capturing the Friedmans. (The film can be downloaded at giganticdigital.com). B+

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