In Concord (2014/First Run
DVD)/Satellite (2006)/So Bright Is The View
(2014)/Soldate Jeannette (2013 aka Soldier Jane)/That
Girl In The Yellow Boots (2010)/White Shadow
C/C/C+/C+/C/C+ Sound: C+/C/C+/C/C+/C Extras: C/C/C-/C/C/C
Main Programs: B-/C/C+/C/C+/B-
NOTE: The IndiePix DVD releases covered here are part of
a new 10-DVD set called the IndiePix Mix 10 Collection, Volume 2
& is sold through Amazon.
for a new documentary and a revisiting of five previous releases, now
in a new box set...
(2014) is the story of the historic, patriotic town in Massachusetts
where a woman named Jean Hill, disgusted with the massive amount of
trash polluting her neighborhood, the country, the oceans and the
world, singles out plastic bottled water as a target of disdain. She
feels it is a waste of plastic and the refuse is deadly, so she
pushes to have such bottled water banned from her town. This covers
her fight over a span of several years to pull this off and when she
starts to look like she might win, the resistance and madness kick
in. It is also amazing to see how arrogant some people (even good
ones) are, not realizing the reasons why she might want this.
82 minutes tend to be more humorous intentionally than they needed to
be, meaning the makers tried too hard, but most of the people here
are likable. This becomes a microcosm of how people can tune out
even the suggestion of anything to help them out. The conclusion as
of its release is an interesting one and though even I had
disagreement with some of Miss Hill's ideas, give her credit for
trying to do something for the better... a true American story.
and Deleted Scenes are the only extras.
for the releases you may have missed, followed by links to their
Winner's Satellite (2006)
Levy Florescu & Michael Levy Florescu's So
Bright Is The View
Hoesl's Soldate Jeannette
(2013 aka Soldier Jane)
Kashyap's That Girl In The Yellow Boots (2010)
Deshe's White Shadow (2013)
ambitious, Shadow stuck with me the most and is a story still
in development that needs much more attention. Glad to see it
getting issued again.
video presentations here are in anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1
image, save 1.85 X 1 on Girl and 2.35 X 1 on Soldate.
Divide joins Satellite and Girl as softer than I
would have liked, though Divide has some rough video as
expected from archive video from Miss Hill's early battles and some
local town video records. All audio presentations here are lossy
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, save the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 on
Soldate, which turned out to be very disappointing. Thus, the
sonic champs here (by default in part) are Divide, Bright
and Girl, but we never have high expectations for
documentaries or independent productions and expect rough sound in
the former. The sound is fine otherwise throughout all releases.
repeat on the IndiePix releases from their previous DVD editions.