The Politics of Documentaries via PlumTV
"A SHINING EXAMPLE OF A FASCINATING NEW GENRE."
- Kyle Rupprecht, Moviemaker Magazine
Jeff Deutchman Captures 11/4/08 by Kyle Rupprecht via Moviemaker Magazine
FilmCatcher Profile: 11/4/08 Curator, Jeff Deutchman by Kate Kotler via FilmCatcher
11/4/08: An Interview with Jeff Deutchman by Farihah Zaman via Huffington Post
Traces of 11/2/10 in a Trip Back to "11/4/08" by Ted Johnson via Variety
Documentary "11/4/08" by Jeff Deutchman, A Review via Caribbean New Yorker
Qlipso Creates Live Channels for Filmbuff, The Genesis Files by David Cohen via WebNewser
Jeff Deutchman's 11/4/08 compilation is a Depressing Reminder for Election Day by James van Maanen via TrustMovies
Remembering a Big Election Moment by Kiki Ryan via Politico
"ONE OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS AND UNIQUE DOCUMENTARIES EVER PUT TOGETHER...paints a wonderful portrait of a time, a place and a people...GENUINE AND REAL."
Review 11/4/08 by Genki via The 8th Circuit
"EMOTIONALLY-ENGAGING...Does a great job of recapturing the palpable anticipation and feverish euphoria."
- Kam Williams, The Sly Fox
11/4/08 Review by Kam Williams via The Sly Fox
'11/4/08': Barack Obama Before the Backlash by Michelle Kung via The Wall Street Journal
Film Clip: '11/4/08' via The Wall Street Journal
AB4G.com Interviews Director Jeff Deutchman by Caveman Dave via A Blog 4 Guys
"A great, thought-provoking experience...VISCERALLY SHOCKING...Something that is inherently fragmented - i.e. several dozen reams of haphazard personal footage - can trascend its origins when put together, and watched together...NO ONE PERSPECTIVE COULD EVER BE AS COMPLEX AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING AS ALL THESE MANY VIEWS AND VOICES."
Becky, WTF Is Up With My Love Life?!
11/4/08 - Where were YOU?! by Becky via WTF Is Up With My Love Life?!
“The fun thing about 11/4/08 is that it’s like a Rorschach test. I’ve seen the documentary twice now, months apart, and it seemed quite different on a second viewing. Years from now it’ll be something else, and years after that, too.”
- Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
11/4/08 Review: An Election Day in the Life by Christopher Campbell via Cinematical
Video Interview with 11/4/08 Director Jeff Deutchman by Perri Nemikoff via Cinemablend
Commentary and Q&A 11/4/08 via Tinsel & Tine
"Jeff Deutchman and his contributing filmmakers have created a bit of magic here. It isn’t the usual documentary where I wanted to step away and grab a bite to eat. It isn’t people far removed from us. It is us."
- Sherol, Africana Online
11/4/08: Some Afterthoughts by Sherol via Africana Online
11/4/08: A Revelation of One Day by Sherol via Africana Online
“I WAS LITERALLY STUNNED – PERHAPS COMPLETELY MESMERIZED. A masterly directed sequence of footage. AN EXCITING ‘MUST-SEE.’”
- Kristian, HIFF
A Participatory Documentary by Kristian via HIFF
A Week at HIFF, Part Two by Ed Morita via NonStop Entertainment Honolulu
"#11408 does for the 2008 election what my SOUL MAN essay does for Obama's current administration. #TRUTHBOMB"
- @ArmondWhite (a.k.a. Fake Armond White)
Exclusive: 11/4/08 Clip! via Movieweb
11/4/08 Review by Caveman Dave via A Blog 4 Guys
“In the same way that Obama’s election signaled a major change, perhaps the way this film was and still is being made indicates AN EQUALLY MONUMENTAL REVOLUTION IN THE WAY FILMS CAN BE CREATED.”
“UNIQUE & INTRIGUING. It was a sensational occurrence, and to not document it would almost seem irresponsible.”
- Movies with Abe
11/4/08 Review via Movies with Abe
Audio Interview with Jeff Deutchman by Jamey Duvall via Movie Geeks United
“TWO THUMBS WAY UP! A NEW TYPE OF DOCUMENTARY.”
- Kate Kotler, Filmcatcher
Review: 11/4/08 by Kate Kotler via Filmcatcher
“INTRIGUING & OCCASIONALLY CHILLING. Unlike HBO’s somewhat stagnant documentary, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, Deutchman’s film is actually for, about and made by the very people who brought the unlikely candidate to the White House.”
“EXCITING & HEARTBREAKING. Since much of the hype and momentum of the Obama campaign was generated online, what better place to log its history than the internet? BEST VIEWED ONLINE.”
- Matt Fagerholm, Hollywood Chicago
Film Review: '11/4/08' Assembles Interactive Portrait of Fateful Night by Matt Fagerholm via Hollywood Chicago
Do You Know What Happened on 11/4/08? via Vanity Fair
Showbiz411.com: 11/4/08 Documentary Filmmaker Jeff Deutchman at Philadelphia Film Festival by Chris Barrett via CNN.com
“What’s really amazing is how 11/4/08 creates tension with time.”
- David Guzman, All Media NY
How I Spent My Election Day by David Guzman via All Media NY
11/4/08 Revisits America, the World During Obama Election by Laura Carroll via Global Shift
Flashback 11/4/08 by Jared Moshe via indieWIRE Weblog
“11/4/08 errupts again and again with moments of joy, hope, heartache, feelings of destiny, and a powerful sense of community.”
- Eric Hoyt, HASTAC
Participating in Electing Obama (And Avoiding His Motorcade) by Eric Hoyt via HASTAC
11/4/08 Premieres Tonight in Select Cities by Nick Brown via The Daily Blam!
"If Jeff Deutchman is still fluttering around on a November '08 nostalgia high then he needs to find the right medication and comes down to earth and deal with the here-and-now."
- Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood Elsewhere
No More Happy by Jeffrey Wells via Hollywood Elsewhere
Where Were You on 11/4/08? by Lela Scott MacNeil via Rooftop Films
2010 Holiday Movie Guide by Stephen Saito via IFC News
'11/4/08' Exclusive Clip: An Obama Victory Leads To Dancing In The Streets by Tom DiChiara via MTV
“Pushing the boundaries of both production and distribution methods, 11/4/08 SEEMS LIKE A FILM FROM THE FUTURE.”
- Zach Wigon, Tribeca.com
11/4/08: A New Wave of Filmmaking by Zach Wigon via TribecaFilm.com
“AN ENORMOUS UNDERTAKING. A fine historic document of change.”
- Charles Ealy, Austin Statesman
11/4/08 Doc by Charles Ealy via Austin Statesman
Interview: Filmmaker Jeff Deutchman Revisits Historic Election in 11/4/08 by Matt Fagerholm via HollywoodChicago
Indie Pick O'The Day: 11/4/08 via NCIndieSeen
Trailer Premiere: 11-4-08 Revisits That Optimistic Night America Elected Barack Obama by S.T. Vanairsdale via Movieline
“11/4/08 SHOWS THE MOMENT EXACTLY AS IT HAPPENED. I can imagine this’ll be a film shown in classrooms in years to come.”
- Charlotte Cook, The Documentary Blog
11/4/08 Review by Charlotte Cook via The Documentary Blog
“11/4/08 IS A DOCUMENTARY UNLIKE ANY OTHER…THE RESULTS ARE PROFOUND. A WHOLLY FASCINATING FILM.”
- Perri Nemikoff, Shockya
11/4/08 Movie Review by Perri Nemiroff via Shockya.com
"A PROVOCATIVE CINEMATIC EXPERIMENT."
- Michael Tully, Hammer To Nail
October VOD Report by Michael Tully via Hammer To Nail
The Chicago International Film Festival: The City Celebrates the Silver Screen by Megan Anderluh via Chicago Maroon
SnagFilms & Hamptons Fest Launch "Midterm Madness" Series by Brian Brooks via indieWIRE
Obama election documentary takes me back to the glory days - of the Boondocks by Matt Sager via Comics Cavern
Two Political Films You Should See at Theatre N via Delaware Liberal
This Blogger's PIFF Screening Schedule by Le Anne Lindsay
Philadelphia Film Festival Preview by Carrie Rickey via Philly.com
- John Lichman, White House Correspondents
4600 Hours for A Life In A Day by John Lichman via White House Correspondents Insider
- Pam Nadon, The Longboat Observer
11/4/08 Review by Pam Nadon via The Longboat Observer
Sundance 2011: Jeff Deutchman, Ridley Scott and the "History-Making" Doc That Isn't Making History by AJ Schnack via All These Wonderful Things
Ridley Scott Developing Doc by Jeff Leins via News in Film
Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald Team Up For Crowd-Sourcing Documentary Life in a Day by Charlotte Cook via Film Junk
"While Life in a Day is being sold as "the first user-generated feature-length documentary shot in one day," that title has already been achieved by at least one film, Jeff Deutchman's 11/4/08, which compiles footage shot by filmmakers from around the world on that titular day in which Barack Obama was elected President of the United States."
- Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
Help Contribute to Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald's 'Life in a Day' by Christopher Campbell via Cinematical
Video Driving Facebook? We're A Fan of That by John Lichman via White House Correspondents Insider
SXSW Alum 11/4/08 Gets a Running Mate via SXSW.com
FilmBuff picks up Obama documentary by Gregg Kilday via Hollywood Reporter
FilmBuff picks 11/4/08 doc and elects for October Release by Jeremy Kay via ScreenDaily
Election Day Doc '11/4/08' Picked Up by FilmBuff by Peter Knegt via indieWIRE
“11/4/08 OFFERS ANOTHER WAY TO THINK ABOUT HISTORY. The symbols in this documentary invite you to watch, absorb, and interpret.”
- Cynthia Fuchs, Pop Matters
11/4/08 Shows Obama As A Symbol by Cynthia Fuchs via Pop Matters
Lena Dunham recommends 11/4/08 via Museyon Guides
"There’s another election movie from this particularly historic presidential election. I don’t know if you’ve heard of this guy, he’s sort of the Sam Peckinpah of documentarians. His name is Jeff Deutchman."
- Michael Tully, Hammer To Nail
A [Drunken] Conversation with AJ Schnack & Nate Truesdell by Michael Tully via Hammer To Nail
Futures: "11/4/08" Director Jeff Deutchman by Brian Brooks via indieWIRE
Seven Must-See Sarasota Film Festival 2010 Vanguard Gems via The 941: The Blog of the Suncoast
Filmmaker Starts a Movement by Jay Handelman via Sarasota Herald Tribune
Doc Talk: Loose Change(s), 9/11 and '11/4/08' by Christopher Campbell via Cinematical
Film's Shifting Definition in a Transmedia Age by Stephen Saito via IFC News
“AN INCREDIBLE FILMMAKING ACHIEVEMENT.”
- Jared Moshe, indieWIRE Blog
Living History by Jared Moshe via indieWIRE: A Weblog
A Conversation with Jeff Deutchman by Michael Tully via Hammer to Nail
“A WHIRLWIND 70 MINUTES [IN WHICH] TIME STANDS STILL AND SPACE DOES NOT ACT AS A BARRIER BETWEEN PEOPLE.”
- Zach Wigon, Paper Magazine
Election Returns: Director Jeff Deutchman on his Election Night Documentary 11/4/08 by Zachary Wigon via Paper Magazine
Searching for Truth at SXSW: An Audio Interview with Jeff Deutchman by Mekado Murphy via The New York Times
SXSW Film Wrap Up via An Aussie & New Zealand SXSW Blog
“Recalling Depression-era efforts at full-day documentation…the film frenetically records an instantaneous world reaction to a single momentous occasion.”
- Michael King, The Austin Chronicle
The Austin Chronicle Review by Michael King
"THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLING THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA."
- Robert Saucedo, Inside Pulse
Inside Pulse Review by Robert Saucedo
“Evokes feelings of nostalgia and pride that we were able to participate in such a monumental milestone.”
- Tara Kumar & Whitney Wegner, Washington Life Magazine
SXSW Day 4 - Pride & Nostalgia by Tamar Kumar & Whitney Wegner via Washington Life Magazine
Three Documentaries via A Hill of Beans by Rick Weller
SXSW 2010: Still Crazy After All These Years by Farihah Zaman via Huffington Post
Snapshots from a Weekend for New Movies in Austin by Brian Brooks via indieWIRE
"11/4/08 SHINES...has the power of a double-barreled shotgun blast...Robert Drew would be proud of the direct cinema distillation of pure human experience on display."
- Stephen Saito, IFC News
Reliving the Obama Drama on 11/4/08: A Review by Stephen Saito via IFC News
What Does Documentary History Look Like in an Interactive World?: A Panel Review by Samantha Pitchel via Rare
Interview with Jeff Deutchman via indieWIRE
SXSW Preview by Michael Tully via Hammer to Nail
“A collage of democracy and emotion that’s sure to remind us of the power of politics on one of its better days.”
"Watching the film you're reminded how it felt for so much of the country to have so much hope."
- Ari Berman, The Nation
Remember 11/4/08? by Ari Berman via The Nation
11/4/08 Poster Premiere by Peter Hall via Cinematical
Colin's Trailer Park reviews the 11/4/08 Trailer by Colin Campbell via Dailygamecock.com
"I can highly recommend you see 11/4/08...Goes well beyond just telling a story of which we know the ending."
- Brian Newman, Springboard Media
11/4/08 and Participatory Filmmaking by Brian Newman via Springboard Media
"Thinking a lot about @jeffdeutchman's 11/4/08. More provocative than I had expected. Full review to come."
- Michael Tully, Hammer To Nail
Michael Tully's Tweet about 11/4/08
Interview with Jeff Deutchman by Claiborne Smith via SXSW.com
Time Capsuling Obama's Election Day by Scott Macaulay via Filmmaker Magazine
A Groundhog Day of My Own Creation: Crowdsourcing 11/4/08 by Jeff Deutchman via Mediaite.com
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