Milestones

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

Shot as 'fictional' documentary, Milestones amounts to a three-and-a-half hour testament to a generation. Despite the cinéma-vérité style, the scope of the project is epic: the interconnecting lives and lifestyles of various young people scattered across America as a generation of white activists or dropouts ponder 'where they're at'. Milestones is almost entirely about people talking. Sometimes this compulsion to talk everything through - and an obsessive need for reassurance - amounts to moving in circles, not forward; what optimism there is seems almost wilfully naive and painfully fragile. The film refrains from judging its characters, which is why some may find it boring. But, as with Kramer's Ice, it's a film that will doubtless gain with age: posterity is left to decide whether the generation on view found a new future or lost its way.

Details

Release details

Duration:
206 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Robert Kramer, John Douglas
Screenwriter:
Robert Kramer, John Douglas
Cast:
Grace Paley
Mary Chapelle
Sharon Krebs
Jim Nolfi
Susie Solf
Joe Stork
Pacil Zimet
John Douglas
David C Stone