American Anarchist
First screened in October 2016
Director: Charlie Siskel. Documentary about William Powell, the author of the infamous Anarchist Cookbook, who is slowly grasping the scope of his book's influence.

Twitter Capsule: As with Vivian Maier, a well-chosen subject gets a an incisive but uneven treatment, more limited as it goes.

VOR:   Siskel is a solid storyteller but tends to enforce pre-determined narratives onto his subjects. As a record of defensivness and dismay, it resonates.

Photo © 2016 Gravitas Ventures/Bow and Arrow Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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