|Title:||This Film Is Not Yet Rated|
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|03.10.06||Alamo Downtown||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2006|
a great doc about the MPAA and their shady practices. I mean really great. It really exposes the agency's hipocrisy and hidden agenda. There's an absolutely great turn towards the end of the film that had me rolling. It also did a great job of intercutting between two mini-movies: a talking-head history of censorship in movies and case studies of the MPAA's biased ratings, and a direct cinema piece as hired private investigators track down just who exactly the people that rate these movies are. Perhaps most revelatory, the film also uncovers the people who judge each film's appeal... Very surprising... I remember my first real film history course and the professor talking about the old days of the studio system and their vertical monopoly, controlling the product, distribution, and exhibition of film... and of course how it famously got split up... and how false that fact now rings after seeing this doc. I really hope this movie somehow ignites change in the rating process; it does a really fantastic job of showing why it needs it.