Moving Midway
Moving Midway (2008)

At Christmas 2003, New York-based film critic Godfrey Cheshire is visiting his family in North Carolina when his cousin Charlie Silver tells him something startling. Charlie inherited Midway Plantation, the ancestral home of his and… More

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Release Date: February 17, 2009
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Consensus: This strange, heartfelt documentary from film critic Godfrey Cheshire is a fascinating examination of his family roots, as well as an evocative meditation on the complexities of the South.

Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune

In its 98 minutes, film critic Godfrey Cheshire's documentary Moving Midway records an amazing architectural feat, and that's the least of its virtues.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Moving Midway tells three stories, each one worthy of a film of its own.

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Jennifer Merin

Godfrey Cheshire, a highly acclaimed film critic, uses his cinematic smarts and sensibility to good effect in "Moving Midway," his documentary about the relocation of his ancestral home, an antebellum N.C. plantation named Midway.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Quirky yet thoughtful.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Southern myths rise up, then drop like flies in the enthralling documentary Moving Midway, and all because director Godfrey Cheshire's cousin is moving house. Literally.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

It is more successful as a study of Dixie social sciences than as a family video diary.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

What begins as a leave-taking turns into a homecoming that reflects the mixed-race society of the modern south.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The whole idea of foundation -- as it applies to family, history, and an actual, stately American house -- receives a thoughtful inspection in Moving Midway, the graceful nonfiction film from Godfrey Cheshire.

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Stan Hall

The move is something to behold.

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