“Wilder’s film is a remarkable…sketch of how people — both young and old — interact with and negotiate a nominally “free” environment, making it both a sharp character study as well a fascinating reflection on philosophies of freedom and control.” Ivan ČereČina reviews APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT for 4:3.

“Wilder’s film is a remarkable…sketch of how people — both young and old — interact with and negotiate a nominally ‘free’ environment, making it both a sharp character study as well a fascinating reflection on philosophies of freedom and control…the film is spent entirely on the school campus in extreme proximity to the action, with a mixture of handheld camera work that tracks gestures as well as extreme close-ups reminiscent of Cassavetes’ Faces and Husbands.” Ivan Čerečina reviews APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT for 4:3.