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Following dozens of characters - hippies, filmmakers, immigrants, political and union activists through America s vast landscape as they try to reconcile their ideals with the realities of post-Sixties life, MILESTONES weaves together intimate discussions on diverse subjects from activism, responsibility, slavery, Vietnam and Cuba, to feminism, parenting, settling down, and communal life. The protagonists negotiate their relationships and the challenges of their world through both scripted and unscripted moments.
Now available for the first time on DVD, made from a restored 35mm print, MILESTONES premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975. When it screened that year at the New York Film Festival, Vincent Canby wrote in the NY Times, Kramer seems incapable of shooting a scene, framing a shot, or catching a line of dialogue that isn t loaded with levels of information one usually finds only in the best, most spare poetry.
Bonus: ICE by Robert Kramer This gritty cinema-verité style thriller centers on a revolutionary group plotting an attack against the American government, and chronicles the inner working, disputes and tensions within its members. A speculative fiction that unfolds in an enhanced, Orwellian version of New York City... Surprisingly personal and beautifully somber... Breathtaking. John Patterson, LA Weekly Two disc set + 16-page booklet with texts by Robert Kramer, John Douglas, and Peter Gessner
A monument of committed American cinema. --Kieron Corless, Sight & Sound
[MILESTONES] traverses the entire nation and marks the passing of an era... Kramer s most unforgettable expedition. --Melissa Anderson, Artforum
As sad and compassionate a movie as I have ever seen... An attempt to keep alive one of the noble, impossible promises of its time. --A.O.Scott, The New York Times