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North by Current (2021)




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"North By Current" is a visual rumination on the understated relationships between mothers and children, truths and myths, losses and gains. After the inconclusive death of his infant niece, filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown determined to make a film about a broken criminal justice system. Instead, he pivots to excavate the depths of generational addiction, Christian fervor, and trans embodiment. Like the relentless Michigan seasons, the meaning of family shifts, as Madsen, his sister, and his parents strive tirelessly to accept each other.


Critic Reviews for North by Current

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Out of the fractured family documentary, what emerges finally is a drama of self-realization.

November 4, 2021 | Full Review…

Though the footage lacks artistry, the filmmaker makes up for any imperfections with his willingness to strip bare.

June 25, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Benefit from expert editing that favors the poetic and stream-of-consciousness.

November 8, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Painting a lyrical portrait of grief and pain that often goes unnamed, North By Current is a sensational film that is not easily forgotten.

October 30, 2021 | Full Review…

A fascinating film which keeps evolving and mutating as Minax delves deeper into a familial history of trauma, addiction and abuse.

October 28, 2021 | Full Review…

Minax's poetic narrative eye is immediately apparent as haunting music blends into whirling and flickering home video images.

September 23, 2021 | Full Review…

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