“Giuseppe Makes a Movie also doubles as an unforced, unpretentiously poignant portrait of life on America’s margins, and the positive energy that a collective DIY film project can muster.”
"There’s no sermonising, emotionalising or moralising in its depiction of an electively marginalised man bringing together a band of men and women—many of whom are homeless and/or jobless—to make a rewardingly unfussy film."
"Taken together, all this turns Giuseppe Makes a Movie into an awesome documentary. Why? Because it does what the genre does best: it highlights an unknown subject that few would normally know about in a way that makes its exclusion our loss, and its discovery more than a delight.”
-Bill Gibron, PopMatters
GMaM is coming to Poland!
at the New Horizons Intl Film Festival
Playing in the Films On Art International Competition
July 28 and 29
I’d like to thank the folks who transcribed the entire film’s dialogue into a text document for the subtitles. Can’t imagine what they think about America now. (This just in: they love it.)
"Unexpectedly, it also unfolds as a moving meditation on creativity, community and the true purpose of art. And Giuseppe emerges as the improbable bastard grandchild of the most radical cinematic positions of the ’60s.”
-Doug Harvey likes Giuseppe
"…an undeniably authentic vision, and of the outré auteurs his work brings to mind—Harmony Korine, the Kuchar brothers, William Eggleston, Andy Warhol and John Waters —it is the last two that have the most resonance."