'..no commentary tries to educate us. Instead, we can see for ourselves
what made Alonzo so special...'
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
'...this specialty item for Hollywood cinephiles and lens-heads will draw
solid fest interest and enjoy a long vid shelf-life...'
'...a complex and utterly fascinating documentary...'
'...a compelling case for the cinematographer as an important innovator of both,
the documentary-influenced look of the 1970s American cinema and of the coming
'Worth Seeing' - tip of the day
'...Axel Schill's documentary excels in the opening twenty minutes by
putting Alonzo`s momentous impact in perspective...'
'...within the vividness of Alonzo's images, cinema returned to itself...'
DIE TAGESZEITUNG TAZ
'...a beautiful raid through the movies that Alonzo influenced...'
'...a film, that really wants to make you go to the movies...'
'...an educational piece about the connection between technique and aesthetics.'
'...this documentary presents an insightful look at how Alonzo broke the mold on and off-screen...'
LOS ANGELES FILMFESTIVAL
'...a revealing film about a cineaste, done by cineastes for cineastes...'
'..this remarkable documentary works only with contemporary witnesses and also
describes Alonzo as an actor and sculptor...'
'...the core of John a.Alonzo's art has been worked out in this documentary done by
Stephanie Bahr and Axel Schill...'
Southamerica (HBO Latin)
USA (limited screenings)
Los Angeles Filmfestival 2007 (USA) (World Premiere)
München Filmfestival 2007 (Germany) (German Premiere)
Cambridge Filmfestival 2007 (UK)
Tacoma, Seattle 2007 (USA)
PlusCamerImage, Lodz 2007 (Poland)
Festival de Cine, Guadalajara 2008 (Mexico)
Bradford Filmfestival 2008 (UK)
Vistas Latino Filmfestival, Dallas 2009 (USA)
EBS International Documentary Festival 2010, Seoul ( South Korea )
Cinematographers Day, Los Angeles (USA)
DFFB Berlin (Germany)
Filmakademie Ludwigsburg (Germany)