blog | facebook | twitter
C'MON C'MON THE CLUB IS OPEN
It is currently Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:58 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Columbus documentary - Flag Wars
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:17 am 
Godzilla

Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:37 pm
Posts: 2487
Location: The Gettin' Place
Flag Wars is a 2003 documentary that looks at the gentrification of Old Town East/Near Eastside, particulary in the area of Bryden Road just southwest of Franklin Park Conservatory.

I enjoyed the movie and recommend it. I felt it was a bit scattered in its presentation, but it does a good job of tying it together by the end. Stays pretty unbiased as well. I thought they could have developed more of a back story and history of some of the people in the film. There are a lot of people shown in the film, but it focuses on the stories of 5-6 people.

Here is the Netflix description:
A gripping look at a complex issue, this documentary explores the upheaval that occurs in a primarily African-American working-class neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, when it becomes gentrified. While longtime residents struggle to survive, an influx of white, gay newcomers face their own set of issues. The economic and political clash between two historically oppressed groups brings out prejudice and insensitivity on both sides.

In 2003 it won a Peabody Award and an award at SXSW.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Columbus documentary - Flag Wars
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:23 am 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:06 pm
Posts: 6498
Location: high atop mount midoriyama
i really enjoyed it as well. i think that it'd have made a bigger splash if it HAD used more of a narrative, but then it wouldn't have been able to stay nearly as unbiased as the whole thing truly was. i was very pleased with the way they were able to show the nobility and hypocrisy of both groups, in action, belief and even conversation.

_________________
“Every single person, ever, has masturbated . . . Napoleon masturbated, Gandhi, Joan Jett, Shakespeare … ”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Columbus documentary - Flag Wars
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:31 am 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 1:10 pm
Posts: 6351
Poitras' new film The Oath looks amazing, btw. Haven't seen it yet.

http://www.theoathmovie.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Columbus documentary - Flag Wars
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:48 pm 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:18 am
Posts: 4136
Location: under the special eyes
They have a copy of Flag Wars in the BPL system..

Saw it back in 03. Agree with BS..I thought it was well done.

I'd like to see The Oath..

_________________
This shit show was free.
~Anthony Allman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Columbus documentary - Flag Wars
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:46 am 
Snarf

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:30 am
Posts: 5
Just watched this last week and really dug it. I'm actually living in Pittsburgh though so I don't really have a grasp on the reality of it. Is it somewhat representative of Olde Towne East and Columbus, or is it somewhat fabricated through editing?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Columbus documentary - Flag Wars
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:08 pm 
Godzilla
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:18 am
Posts: 4136
Location: under the special eyes
I think it's pretty accurate, catnip.

The Oath was on pbs a few days ago..I like the way Poitras presents information. The subject-matter isn't something I'm very knowledgable about, but the doc is pretty compelling.

I think you can watch it online.

_________________
This shit show was free.
~Anthony Allman


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group






Buy a Premium BlogAd