Emmy nominee and winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Point and Shoot follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 27-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood”. He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East.
While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. With a gun in one hand and a camera in the other, Matt fought in -- and filmed -- the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s struggle for political revolution and personal transformation.
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"A gripping non-fiction thriller. Riveting... suspenseful, densely edited... an extraordinary and quietly disturbing film."
-David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"Potent... An eye-opening tale... allowing viewers access not only to the mind of a revolutionary but of a revolution."
-Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Winner: Tribeca Film Festival: Best Documentary
Winner: Little Rock Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
Winner: Independent Film Festival Boston: Special Jury Prize
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