Man of Aran
Director Robert Flaherty's first sound film is a brilliant dramatized documentary about the Herculean struggles of a community living on the remote and almost completely barren island of Aran, off the Irish coast. Before crops can be grown here, the soil has to be collected from rock crevices and mixed with seaweed. Flaherty also wrote the screenplay, and the film was named Best Picture of the Year (1934) by the National Board of Review.
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- Robert J. Flaherty
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; making-of documentary; documentary excerpt from Hidden and Seeking; Flaherty and Film featurette; excerpt from Looking Back (Flaherty reflects on making the film); galleries.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
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- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it