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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.

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
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