NELS BANGERTER

CRITICS and PRESS

from reviews of CAMERAPERSON:

“A feature-length Eisensteinian montage... reinvents the language of narrative.” — Sam C. Mac, Slant Magazine

Cameraperson is also a reminder that a documentary is above all an act of communication, a story passed from one set of eyes to another.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“A stunning achievement in documentary form.”
— Katie Walsh, Indiewire

“A mesmerizing series of images, encounters and delicate juxtapositions.”
— Anne Hornaday, The Washington Post

Cameraperson unfolds with beauty and purpose — mixing the fluidity of a dream with the acuity of an essay.”
— Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

“This is what nonfiction cinema should be.” — Daniel Walber, Nonfics

“Ingeniously assembled... an expert compilation movie.” — Nicolas Rapold, Brooklyn Magazine

“El cine en general depende del montaje... Cameraperson depend[e] absolutamente de la edición.” — Gonzalo Lira Galvan, Cinema Movil

Cameraperson’s unique formal conception and restlessly interrogative assemblage forms a striking and original vision.” — Jordan Cronk, Sight & Sound

“Without narration or a conventional storyline, it’s a uniquely insightful memoir-cum-critical-treatise.” — Nick Schager, Variety

Cameraperson is the most extraordinary of documentaries.” — Glenn Dunks, The Film Experience

from reviews of LET THE FIRE BURN:

“With masterful editing by Nels Bangerter... a captivating and taut documentary.” — Christine Ziemba, Paste Magazine

“Brilliantly edited... ingeniously interwoven.” — Ronnie Scheib, Variety

“Seamlessly fashioned.” — Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times

“Powerfully and masterfully structured.” — Zeba Blay, Indiewire

“Electrifying... a triumph of documentary form.” — David Edelstein, Vulture

“Brilliantly edited.” — Liam Lacey, The Globe and Mail

“Remarkable, gripping storytelling.” — Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

“Masterfully crafted.” — Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

“Expert work of collage... deft, multifaceted construction... A superior example of the found-footage documentary.” — Nicolas Rapold, Film Comment

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