- Summary: Gianvito's unique hybrid of documentary technique and narrative filmmaking is a meditation on American behavior during the Gulf War. Three stories play out in different cities: a Gulf War veteran copes with returning home, a woman's family faces prejudice and violence because of their last name, and a teenager's anti-war protests drive him out of his home. (BAM Rose Cinemas)… Collapse
- Director: John Gianvito
- Genre(s): Drama
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Mad Songs saves its most memorable image for its hard-earned climax, which molds the ambiguous, hallucinatory spectacle of a combusting effigy into a viewer-implicating demonstration of crowd psychology and a harrowing cri de coeur.