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Divide 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 (2013/IndiePix DVDs)

Picture: 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-

PLEASE 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.

Now for a new documentary and a revisiting of five previous releases, now in a new box set...

Kris Kaczor's Divide In Concord (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.

The 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.

Interviews and Deleted Scenes are the only extras.

Now, for the releases you may have missed, followed by links to their reviews...

Jeff Winner's Satellite (2006)


Joel Levy Florescu & Michael Levy Florescu's So Bright Is The View (2014)


Daniel Hoesl's Soldate Jeannette (2013 aka Soldier Jane)


Anurag Kashyap's That Girl In The Yellow Boots (2010)


Noaz Deshe's White Shadow (2013)


All 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.

The 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.

Extras repeat on the IndiePix releases from their previous DVD editions.

- Nicholas Sheffo


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