Chain Camera

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  • NR
  • 2001
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 6.7  (153)
  • 68

Award-winning director Kirby Dick (SICK, DERRIDA, TWIST OF FAITH) presents a radical experiment in documentary filmmaking. Ten students at Los Angeles' John Marshall High School (the location for the "high schools" in GREASE and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) were given video cameras to record their lives--with no limitations on what they could shoot. After one week, the cameras were given to ten new students, and so on. Like chain letters, the cameras moved from student to student for an entire school year. Dick culls some of the best video diary footage of 16 students, illuminating a profound and surprisingly hopeful portrait of young America at the turn of the 21st century. Candidly riffing on everything from sexuality, drugs and eating disorders to parents and race relations, CHAIN CAMERA is poignant, hilarious and refreshingly real.

Chain Camera
Chain Camera

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Award-winning director Kirby Dick (SICK, DERRIDA, TWIST OF FAITH) presents a radical experiment in documentary filmmaking. Ten students at Los Angeles' John Marshall High School (the location for the "high schools" in GREASE and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) were given video cameras to record their lives--with no limitations on what they could shoot. After one week, the cameras were given to ten new students, and so on. Like chain letters, the cameras moved from student to student for an entire school year. Dick culls some of the best video diary footage of 16 students, illuminating a profound and surprisingly hopeful portrait of young America at the turn of the 21st century. Candidly riffing on everything from sexuality, drugs and eating disorders to parents and race relations, CHAIN CAMERA is poignant, hilarious and refreshingly real.

Chain Camera is a 2001 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 68.

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  • Release Date
    2001
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 23 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (153)
  • Metascore
    68