Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hooligan Sparrow

Director: Nanfu Wang
Run time: 84 min.

 "Budding filmmakers can take away a valuable lesson from the documentary 'Hooligan Sparrow': You don’t need fancy camera equipment (or in some instances, even a camera) if you’re passionate enough about the story you want to tell. . . . Nanfu Wang’s urgent, compelling portrait of a group of Chinese women’s rights activists led by Ye Haiyan (nicknamed Hooligan Sparrow) is relayed by any means necessary, which happens to include cellphones, micro-cameras hidden in eyeglasses and digital voice recorders."

Michael Rechtshaffen, L.A. Times (full review)