FAMILY PORTRAITS: A TRILOGY OF AMERICA
(2003, 53 minutes. with William Stone Mahoney, Sally Conway and David Thornton)
Buck's reflective and somber denouement to the trilogy tells the tale of a young teenage girl,
brutally attacked just one year before, returning to her hometown where she will confront her attacker.
(1998, 29 minutes. with Gary Betsworth, Christine Caleo and Ray Bland)
Acting as both pseudo-sequel to, and remake of, Cutting Moments, Buck's follow-up
changes the focus from the matriarch to the father... or, more fittingly, the many fathers... and the sins they pass down. Eschews explicit violence for a more psychological approach, to a no less harrowing result.
(1997, 23 minutes. with Nicca Ray, Gary Betsworth and Jared Barsky)
Equal parts Ingmar Bergman chamber piece and B-movie exploitation gorefest,
Douglas Buck's acclaimed breakthough follows a troubled family's
harrowing descent into incest, self-mutilation and murder.=
(1995, 17 minutes. b&w. with John Pero)
A darkly humorous black and white tale of a young boy, unable to fit in, finally realizing
his calling while watching animals killing each other on nature documentaries.
Raw non-sync early effort, interesting as an early and funny example of Buck's forays
into continuing themes of painful isolation, suburban disassociation and the inherent violence that can follow.
- NTSC Region 1
- 2 Disc Set
- Behind the Scenes
- Stills Galleries
- Liner Notes