The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein
The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein (2001)

This downbeat three-part drama tells a trio of stories that focus on different aspects of America's reaction to the war in the Persian Gulf. Fernanda Hussein (Thia Gonzales) is a Hispanic woman whose husband abandoned her and their… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Less an alternative to jingoism than its mirror image, as sure of itself and as disdainful of doubt or uncertainty as the chest-thumping triumphalism of the most fervent right-wing talk show (and much less entertaining).

Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

Gianvito's admirable reach far exceeds his clumsy grasp.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

For every scene that plays like a dramatic reading of a Nation editorial ... Gianvito summons a couple of persuasive formal or rhetorical flourishes.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's filled with the filmmaker's rage and despair over the Persian Gulf war.

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