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Point and Shoot / Dec 20, 21

December 5, 2014 - December 21, 2014


Dec 20, 21

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Matt Van Dyke, a timid 26-year-old, left his 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. (2014; 83 min)

Outstanding — an essential, fascinating critique—and product—of our ”look at me” culture. -Entertainment Weekly

There are remarkable sequences in “Point and Shoot” connected to the Libyan revolution, in which the insurgents have even less experience in warfare than Van Dyke, making him the de facto expert on small arms and mayhem. An eloquent critique not just of one man’s compulsions, but a culture’s. – Indiewire

Want to know why young men from all over the world have flocked to fight for ISIS? Point and Shoot explains it. – Movie Nation


Watch the Trailer

Ryder Films are screened at several venues, each with its own peculiar charms, and you can read about them here.


Sat, Dec 20
Viva La Liberta 3pm, 5pm, 7pm @ IU Fine Arts

Point and Shoot 4pm, 6pm, 7:45 @ IU Woodburn

Sun, Dec 21
Viva La Liberta 3pm, 5pm @ IU Fine Arts

Point and Shoot 4pm @ IU Woodburn


Mon, Dec 22
Viva La Liberta 7pm @ Bear’s Place


Fri, Jan 2
Force Majeure 7pm @ IU Fine Arts

Sat, Jan 3
Force Majeure 4:30 & 7pm @ IU Fine Arts

Sun, Jan 4
Force Majeure 3 pm & 5:15 @IU Fine Arts

Mon, Jan 5
Force Majeure 7pm @ Bear’s Place


December 5, 2014
December 21, 2014
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