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Sundance Review: Ivory Tower

By Terence Johnson

Managing Editor

The sign of a good documentary is if it gets a visceral reaction from an audience member. That reaction could be emotional or the desire to learn more, a documentary can’t succeed unless it has that. Ivory Tower, the documentary that takes on the topics of education costs and the models with which students are taught, certainly engenders much emotion and should spark further conversation about these topics.

That being said, Ivory Tower was one of the most infuriating movie watching experiences I’ve had in a while. I spent that last hour of the 90 minute running time pretty much livid at the film, despite it’s impeccable crafting. The film seems to be in the business of asking questions and shaping the narrative to fit it’s own importance, which is does extremely well, but it also detracts from the film. This is

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