DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLYDirected by Julian Schnabel. Opens today in NY & LA."...a movie about deprivation becomes a celebration of the richness of experience, and a remarkably rich experience in its own right."Review by A.O. Scott, The New York Times.PROTAGONISTDirected by Jessica Yu. Opens today..
PROTAGONIST Directed by Jessica Yu. Opens today in NY.
"The four men who relate their life stories in "Protagonist," Jessica Yu's enthralling documentary exploration of people with obsessive needs for control and self-mastery, are all disillusioned (and extremely articulate) true believers. When they were younger, they were certain they had found the Answer. One embraced terrorism, another crime, a third martial arts and the fourth missionary Christianity as ways of transcending painful, oppressive childhoods that left them with feelings of inadequacy and shame."