Monumental (2005)

Director Kelly Duane presents a biographical examination of David Brower, one of America's most accomplished environmentalists and a key figure behind the Sierra Club.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 22, 2005
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005
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Laura Kern
New York Times

Kelly Duane's documentary attempts to shed some light on a worthy subject, but does so only fractionally, resulting in a less-than-comprehensive portrait.

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R. Emmet Sweeney
Village Voice

In an age where constructing papier-machť caricatures of world leaders is considered activism, it's revealing to see a documentary where an idealist actually engages government and effects positive change.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Mostly an exercise in hyperbole...flawed by a lack of perspective

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

You'll be wondering why you're sitting passively in a darkened theater, rather than scaling a cliff or rafting down a river.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Combines home movies and interviews with Brower's children and political opponents to create an intriguing portrait of a man determined to protect nature by any means necessary.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A forceful documentary about the first executive director of the Sierra Club who was also a first-rate environmental crusader.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

By the time the closing credits roll, you'll be ready to run out and hug a tree.

Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Hauntingly beautiful.

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Jordan Reed
Boxoffice Magazine

[A] memorable portrait of one man's immeasurable passion for preservation.

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