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Press & Reviews

"This tantalizing real-life mystery ... is a captivating saga of family dysfunction."
VIDEO LIBRARIAN
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"...a clever allegory about the United States of Amnesia, wherein wind-blown men can remake themselves in an instant." 
Paul Sturtz, TRUE/FALSE FILM FESTIVAL
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"A film which questions Richard Minnich’s amnesia with great sensitivity and suspense."
Christine Ritzenhoff, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE 
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Thumbs up: "A thrilling and moving film..." 
CINEMA.DE
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"An incredibly bizarre journey across America with increasingly surreal imagery." 
Martina Knoben, SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
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"Breathtaking documentary." 
Joachim Kurz, KINO-ZEIT.DE
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"An unparalleled, touching documentary." 
Matthias Wannhof, SCHNITT.DE 
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"Incredibly fascinating." 
Alexandra Seitz, TIP, Germany 
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Interviews With the Filmmakers

CommitmentNow speaks with Rick Minnich, co-author and director of the documentary "Forgetting Dad"

LATALKRADIO discusses "Forgetting Dad" with director Rick Minnich
(July 3, 2011)

35th Week of Literature, Bremen (Germany)
A rare lengthy discussion about the nature of memory, our compulsion to photograph the world around us, and other themes that link Rick Minnich's films (in German)

 
Festivals

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA:
Special Jury Award, Joris Ivens Competition 2008

GZDOC – Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival:
Grand Jury Prize, China, 10 December 2009

Highest Rating of German Film Assessment Center FBW

Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award:
Honorable Mention, Berlin, Germany, April 2009

Ippokrates 1st International Health Film Festival:
2nd Audience Award, Kos, Greece, September 2009

William Dieterle Filmpreis:
(Special Prize) Ludwigshafen, Germany, 23 October 2009

Dallas Video Fest:
Honorable Mention, Dallas, Texas, 23-26 September 2010

Shortlisted for Lola German Film Prize, 2011

Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival - Official Selection

True/ False Film Festival - Official Selection

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Official Selection

 
Downloads

English Press Kit (1.3 MB PDF)

Deutsche Pressemappe (1.4 MB PDF)

FAQ (PDF, 63 KB)

Photo Set (5.3 MB, .zip)

Poster (3.5 MB, JPEG)

Additional press materials/reviews