Long Beach Refinery


  • One aspect of the documentary that has been a mainstay even before the genre's recent renaissance has been the presence of an inquisitive, quirky filmmaker who will take the viewer into the depths of an esoteric area for a surprising revelation or who will combine seemingly disparate topics into an unexpected, epiphanic synthesis. Errol Morris is the master of this style, and his influence can be seen in German and American filmmakers Frauke Sandig and Eric Black's brilliant, haunting Frozen Angels, an exploration of the world of alternative reproduction in Southern California whose structure combines unexpected sources, not unlike the machinations of genomes themselves.

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