Village Voice’s Calum Marsh makes APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT a Critic’s Pick. “This candid glimpse plays as exhilarating drama.”
Slant Magazine’s Christopher Gray gives APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT 3.5 out of 4 stars.
The Dissolve’s Scott Tobias gives APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT 4 out of 5 stars. “Much of the observational brilliance of Approaching The Elephant comes from how closely form relates to content: Out of chaos comes order, both at Teddy McArdle and in the film, which brings the personalities and conflicts into sharper focus as it goes along. What follows is a psychodrama of often-startling intensity.”
For Movie Mezzanine, Amanda Rose Wilder talks to Alissa Wilkinson.
Amanda Rose Wilder on APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT for Filmwax Radio.
Amanda Rose Wilder talks to The L Magazine.
Director Amanda Rose Wilder talks with Evan Louison for 1985artists. “I realized the free school model would allow me to film children as real people, the grittiness and sharp lights of childhood, their rhythms, which I’d seen captured best in movies about kids outside of school environments…”
APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT is #3 on Village Voice’s 2014 Best Undistributed Film Poll!
APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT is on Film Comment’s list of Best Unreleased Films of 2014!