WHITE FACE

WHITE FACE

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WHITE FACE
 

In these politically correct times it is difficult to believe that America's most conspicuous minority group has been the most ignored by the mainstream media. In this illuminating documentary, filmmaker Brian McDonald follows the lives of three Clown-Americans and their families.



Televised Broadcasts:
Ran for two years on HBO and Cinemax

Reviews:
* "An exquisitely satiric short about the discriminations faced by a race of clowns." -- Scott Foundas, Variety, 1/26/01

* "Clown [White Face] is an artfully produced film. It can provoke shame and sorrow, yet it can also make you laugh. One of its best assets is that your audience won't see it as yet another training video with bullet points and upbeat synthesizer music. They'll be surprised, and they'll watch, closely. You, the trainer, have a responsibility to use the thoughts and feelings provoked by the film to help build a better workplace. Exactly the position a trainer wants to be in." -- Training & Development Magazine

* "I thought [White Face was] smart and amusing and well-made." -- Richard Schickel of TIME Magazine

* "[McDonald] uses mockumentary style and sharp wit to subtly explore race issues." -- Jessica Hundley, IndieWIRE, 1/27/01

* "This is a very funny movie; I found myself laughing out loud several times... the writing is sharp and the satire works." -- Bill Messner, Impact Interactive

The best thing I saw at Slamdance was a short film called White Face which mockumented the racism in America against clowns. Like any good satire White Face didn't beat you over the head with the message and never took itself too seriously. One of my favorite moments is when a professor in clown-ology explains "you'd never go in to work and call your boss a clown.... hey you clown.... or he'd punch your lights out". -- DVD Talk

Cast:
MATT SMITH, KATHRYN MESNEY, CARTER ROY, ABRAHAM ALVAREZ, GARY SCHWARTZ, JOSE GONZALES, GARY SCHWARTZ, ,

Awards:
Winner 2001 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Audience Award - Best Short

Film Festivals:
Slamdance 2001, The Seattle International Film Festival

Title #206848
Format: DVD-R