Must Read After My Death Filmmaker Morgan Dews followed the title instructions from his maternal grandmother — and the entirely absorbing, undeniably troubling documentary Must Read After My Death is… Must Read After My Death Filmmaker Morgan Dews followed the title instructions from his maternal grandmother — and the entirely absorbing, undeniably troubling documentary Must Read After My Death is… 2009-02-20 Unrated PT76M Documentary
Movie Review

Must Read After My Death (2009)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
All in the Family: Morgan Dews follows his grandmother's instructions in Must Read After My Death
All in the Family: Morgan Dews follows his grandmother's instructions in Must Read After My Death
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Feb 20, 2009; Rated: Unrated; Length: 76 Minutes; Genre: Documentary

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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Originally posted Feb 25, 2009 Published in issue #1037 Mar 06, 2009 Order article reprints
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