11/4/08
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Two weeks before the election of Barack Obama, filmmaker Jeff Deutchman asked friends around the world -- including filmmakers Henry Joost, Margaret Brown, Joe Swanberg and Benh Zeitlin -- to record their experiences of 11/4/08. In this feature documentary, what emerges is a portrait of how people choose to live through "history": the celebration of a new future remaining entangled with the universally visible tensions of the past.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"While Deutchman aimed to make a participatory documentary, the end result is, in the main, an Obamathon of hipsters from Chicago, Austin, and Brooklyn stumping for change and toasting the 44th president."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"An emotionally-engaging film featuring folks truly moved on what many will undoubtedly mark for posterity as the day they were most proud to be an American."
‑ Kam Williams, TheLoop21.com
"Only few moments that are genuinely touching."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"There's a sort of plebian engagement and value in these collected snapshots, but they don't really fit together in any compelling fashion."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"There are numerous times when one wishes the camera would remain on one of its many fascinating subjects and tell a more in-depth story."
‑ Steve Ramos, Boxoffice Magazine
"I've seen the documentary twice now, months apart, and it seemed quite different on a second viewing. Years from now it'll be something else, and years after that, too."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Cinematical
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