Moving Midway The whole idea of foundation — as it applies to family, history, and an actual, stately American house — receives a thoughtful inspection in Moving… Moving Midway The whole idea of foundation — as it applies to family, history, and an actual, stately American house — receives a thoughtful inspection in Moving… 2008-09-12 Unrated PT98M Documentary First Run Features
Movie Review

Moving Midway (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
LIFE AS A HOUSE Godfrey Cheshire documents the journey of an old Southern plantation in Moving Midway
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LIFE AS A HOUSE Godfrey Cheshire documents the journey of an old Southern plantation in Moving Midway
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Sep 12, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 98 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: First Run Features

The whole idea of foundation — as it applies to family, history, and an actual, stately American house — receives a thoughtful inspection in Moving Midway, the graceful nonfiction film from Godfrey Cheshire, a New York-based film critic with North Carolina roots. He documents the lifting, loading, and moving of Midway, an ancestral family plantation, out of the path of encroaching commercial Raleigh sprawl. With his deep cinematic knowledge and vivid visual references, Cheshire analyzes the romantic notion of ''the plantation'' and offers a compassionate meditation on Southern race relations. Plus, he had the small-world luck in finding Dr. Robert Hinton, a charismatic NYU professor and grandson of a Midway slave. A-

Originally posted Sep 12, 2008 Published in issue #1012 Sep 19, 2008 Order article reprints
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