(2011/Cinema Libre DVD)
B- Sound: B- Extras: D Documentary: C+
Glen Dungweiler's micro-budgeted documentary yHomeless? (2011)
brings us a realistic look at the homeless and gives compassion to
those who've lost financial independence. Due to the depressing
state of America's economy, the documentary is basically preaching to
the choir, asking its audience to be more mindful and respectful to
those in need. However, picking up a homeless person and trying to
help them is probably not the smartest idea and didn't really sway my
personal view on the subject. I still found the doc to have some
heart behind its message.
with losing his home, Dungweiler decided to hit the road with his
video camera and experience what it is like to be homeless. Not all
are addicted to drugs or alcohol as Dungweiler points out, choosing
to live in his car and journey from place to place interviewing the
homeless and documenting their stories. Some have families, some
live on the beach, and some are simply a bit lost on their path.
in anamorphically enhanced standard definition with a 1.85:1 aspect
ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 surround track, there isn't
anything particularly attractive about the transfer as expected.
Obviously shot on digital video, the documentary looks as good as one
could expect, but isn't without some questionable audio from the
usual location recording issues we've seen and heard on many a
only extra is a theatrical trailer and previews for other releases by