Wow. This is Canadian? I thought the Eclipse series was just Japanese and French movies.
These kids are very sleepy.
Oh, this is a documentary!?
These are really the sleepiest kids ever!
So this is a documentary about some emotionally disturbed children at an institution where they have a thing about … holding the kids when they’re acting out. It’s kinda hard to watch. I mean, they seem really well intentioned and good people, but…
It just feels exploitative. I mean, these kids are being exposed to an extent that’s just way beyond any… ethics…
I know the 60s were a different universe, but I don’t think there should have been a camera crew inside this institution.
Well, King is obviously a talented filmmaker (fortunately, because there’s four more of his movies to go). But I just totally disapprove of the entire project here.
Warrendale. Allan King. 1967.
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