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WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

POINT AND SHOOT

Directed by Marshall Curry
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 83 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE POINT AND SHOOT
At first glance, Matthew VanDyke—a shy Baltimore native with a sheltered upbringing and a tormenting OCD diagnosis—is the last person you’d imagine on the front lines of the 2011 Libyan revolution. But after finishing grad school and escaping the U.S. for "a crash course in manhood," a winding path leads him just there. Motorcycling across North Africa and the Middle East and spending time as an embedded journalist in Iraq, Matthew lands in Libya, forming an unexpected kinship with a group of young men who transform his life. Matthew joins his friends in the rebel army against Gaddafi, taking up arms (and a camera). Along the way, he is captured and held in solitary confinement for six terrifying months. Academy Award®–nominated director Marshall Curry brilliantly captures Matthew's remarkable story.

-Liza Domnitz
Documentary, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, TFI Supported
About the Director(s)
Marshall Curry got his start directing, shooting, and editing with the highly-acclaimed Street Fight (2005), which was nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award. His next film, Racing Dreams (2009), won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival. Curry’s third documentary, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, won the Sundance Film Festival award for Best Documentary Editing and was nominated for an Academy Award. Curry was Executive Producer of Mistaken for Strangers, which was the opening night film at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.
Special Note

This film is co-presented by:


Film Info
  • Section:
    World Documentary Competition
  • Year:
    2014
  • Length:
    83 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Additional Editing:
    Matthew Hamachek
  • Animation:
    Joe Posner
  • Assistant Editor:
    Dan Koehler
  • Associate Producer:
    Daniel Koehler
  • Cast:
    Matthew VanDyke
  • Cinematographer:
    Matthew VanDyke, Alan Jacobsen
  • Composer:
    James Baxter
  • Director:
    Marshall Curry
  • Editor:
    Marshall Curry
  • Executive Producer:
    Simon Kilmurry, Vijay Vaidyanathan
  • Producer:
    Marshall Curry, Matthew VanDyke, Elizabeth Martin
  • Screenwriter:
    Marshall Curry

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Daniel Koehler
    Marshall Curry Productions, LLC
    Brooklyn, 11215
    Phone: 718 499 6400
    dan@marshallcurry.com
  • Press Contact
    Adam Segal
    The 2050 Group - Publicity
    Bergenfield, New Jersey 07621
    Phone: 202-422-4673
    adam@the2050group.com
  • Executive Producer
    Vijay Vaidyanathan
  • US Sales Contact
    Andrew Herwitz
    The Film Sales Company
    New York, 10016
    Phone: 212 481 5020
    andrew.herwitz@filmsalescorp.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Annie Roney
    Ro*co Films
    Sausalito, CA 94965
    Phone: 415 332 6471 ext.200
    annie@rocofilms.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Cristine Dewey
    ro*co international
    Sausalito, CA 94965
    Phone: 415 332 6471
    cristine@rocofilms.com

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