American Mythologies
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American Mythologies
Amos Gitai is a filmmaker who doesn't shy away from confrontation. In his documentaries, he often asks his probing questions from behind the camera, with little regard for his subject's comfort level. This is certainly true of his two-part documentary, AMERICAN MYTHOLOGIES, which takes a cynical look at American culture in the early 1980s. Gitai opens his film with a large gathering of citizens, and news media, awaiting the arrival in Washington of the hostages from Iran. He then quickly shifts the scene to the set of a Jordache Jeans commercial, where a model tells him how important… More