- Summary: A vicious hate crime at an elite New England college thrust the new dean of students into the investigation. When charged with maintaining order on campus, she is forced to examine her own feelings about race. Based on the critically acclaimed play, Spinning into Butter is a compelling movie that examines the emotional fallout of prejudice within the cloistered walls of academia. (Screen Media Films)… Expand
- Director: Mark Brokaw
- Genre(s): Drama
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33I don't mind a movie where people spend a lot of time jawboning, but what they say had better be interesting. In Spinning into Butter we are spoon-fed the deep dark revelation that racism can exist as virulently in liberal environs as in reactionary ones. Alert the media.
25Despite all the hyperventilating, the movie fails to consider what these crimes mean when, say, the residents of the White House happen to be black. The filmmakers recognize that identity politics are often a trap door. But it's one they're helpless to save themselves from falling through.
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