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Prodigal Sons

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Debut filmmaker Kimberly Reed addresses issues of identity, sexual orientation, childhood trauma, and family love as she returns to her small Montana hometown for her high school reunion, and attempts a long overdue reconciliation with her estranged adopted brother. As intense sibling rivalries come into focus and startling revelations emerge (including a blood relationship with Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth), intimate family discussions lead the filmmaker on a journey from Montana to Croatia in order to understand her family's ongoing struggle to come to terms with the past, and accept the present.
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  • Critic Reviews
    "[U]ndeniably fascinating....There's no denying that it offers a hook that other similarly themed docs could only envy."
    Hollywood Reporter

    3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The unexpected directions in their family dynamic and unflinching scenes of the volatile Marc keep PRODIGAL SONS absorbing."
    Box Office

    "[W]ell-crafted and intense....PRODIGAL SONS comes packed with multiple hooks." -- Grade: B+
    A.V. Club

    "Leaping from Helena, Mont., to Split, Croatia -- by way of Old Hollywood -- Kimberly Reed's Compelling documentary, PRODIGAL SONS is filled with revelations."
    New York Times

    "Reed insists on pursuing difficult questions, and this is a film not easily forgotten."
    Los Angeles Times

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