Press & Reviews

Bloody Good Horror | Nov. 2, 2009 | John Shelton

Lost at E Minor | Oct. 15, 2009 | Zolton

Pop Matters | Oct. 14, 2009 | W. Scott Poole

DVD Verdict | Oct. 8, 2009 | Judge David Johnson

Lake Effect News | Oct. 7, 2009 | Lorraine Swanson
“Not Your Typical Chamber Director”

Combustible Celluloid | Oct. 6, 2009 | Jeffrey M. Anderson

IFFBoston | Oct. 4, 2009
“More IFFBoston Alumni Films Now Available on DVD”

eFilm Critic | Oct. 2, 2009 | Peter Sobczynski | Oct. 1, 2009 | Jim Kolmar

Two.One.Five Magazine | Oct. 2009 | Lance Duroni

Microfish | Sep. 29, 2009 | Andrew Kenneth Gay

Hammer to Nail | Sep. 29, 2009 | Mike Tully
“New DVD releases for 9/29/09”

RednecRomancer | Mar. 24, 2009
“Do you believe in the American Dream?”

Akron Beacon Journal | Mar. 15, 2009 | Rich Heldenfels
“Filmmakers stay focused: Tough economy, changing landscape behind the scenes at Cleveland Film Fest.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer | Mar. 13, 2009 | Julie E. Washington
“‘Local Heroes’ series at Cleveland International Film Festival spotlights Ohio films and filmmakers”

Chicago Tribune | Feb. 20, 2009 | Maureen M. Hart
“A story of enduring friendship and epic dreams.”

Chicago Sun-Times | Feb. 20, 2009 | Bill Stamets
“The poignant plight of marginal Americans.”

Chicago Tribune | Feb. 20, 2009 | Robert K. Elder
“In ‘Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie,’ the elusive hairy creatures are the least interesting characters.”

Memphis Flyer | Feb. 18, 2009 | Greg Akers
Commenting on the ’09 Oscars Documentary Nominees: “Got Robbed: Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie screened at Indie Memphis and brought a tear or two to my eye.  Robbed of an Oscar?  Maybe not.  Good movie though.”

Hammer to Nail | Dec. 30, 2008 | Michael Tully
2008 Year in Film
Honorable Mention for Documentaries
Honorable Mention for Memorable Moments: Wayne’s late-night confession about having potentially screwed things up forever with his best friend Dallas | Oct. 18, 2008 | Andrew O’Hehir
“A gut-wrenching portrait of friendship, povery and near-total desperation.”

New Jersey Star-Ledger | Oct. 17, 2008 | Stephen Whitty
“It’s really an examination of another beleaguered and disappearing culture – the small-town American working man.”

New York Times | Oct. 17, 2008 | Laura Kern
“The film’s main emphasis is on depicting the everyday lives of regular, financially struggle folk who just happen to have an unusual hobby.”

Screen Daily | Oct. 16, 2008 | Jeremy Kay
“Oscilloscope Takes Worldwide on Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie”

Village Voice | Oct. 15, 2008 | Michelle Orange
“Delaney is clearly at paints to protect his subjects, and the sheer, doomed tenacity of belief against all odds takes the day.”

TrustMovies | Oct. 14, 2008 | James van Maanen

Memphis Flyer | Oct. 9, 2008 | Greg Akers
“That their story might be the most poignant thing you’ll see at this year’s festival is, well, not typical.”

eFilm Critic | Sep. 20, 2008 | Jay Seaver
**** (4 Stars)
“An intriguing look not at Bigfoot, but how phenomena like Bigfoot come to be and persist.”

Montreal Mirror | Jul. 17, 2008 | Hillary Brenhouse
“A poignant portrayal of friendship and the desperation of the working poor”

Not Coming to a Theater Near You | May 30, 2008 | Katherine Follett
“It’s a film about human beings searching for connection with each other, with the world, and with the unseen forces of the universe.  It is about the condition of the human soul.  And it is not typical at all.  I only wish this kind of respectful, humble, humanizing documentary were typical.”

Not Coming to a Theater Near You | May 30, 2008 | Victoria Large
“Documents the ups and downs of Dallas Gilbert and Wayne Burton….and the result is surprisingly insightful.”

Metromix Baltimore | Apr. 24, 2008 | Mark Gross
**** 1/2 (4 1/2 stars)
“Masterful for the dignity it infuses into the duo’s lives.”

Boston Globe | Apr. 20, 2008 | Ethan Gilsdorf
“Jay Delaney takes the analysis of his Bigfoot enthusiasts a step further.”

Sarasota Herald Tribune | Apr. 12, 2008 | Gerry Galipault
“Jay Delaney and his crew are respectful and nonjudgmental in telling the stories of Dallas Gilbert and Wayne Burton, longtime friends.”

Tampa Tribune | Apr. 4, 2008 | Kevin Walker
“Any story that starts with Bigfoot and ends with a poignant look at friendship and hope is bound to be a little strange.”

Creative Loafing | Apr. 2, 2008 | Brian Ries
Best of the Fest (selection for Sunday, Apr. 12)
“Yep, there’s finally a movie about Bigfoot hunters and the bonds they form in their community where friendship is intertwined with their quest for the creature that continues to elude them.” | Mar. 19, 2008 | Stephen Davis
“Delaney’s style is calm, serene almost, as he doesn’t work to get what he wants out of his subjects but rather allows them to act as if the cameras are not even there….No one should miss this film….”

Ain’t It Cool News | Mar. 17, 2008 | Stan Arthur
“A truly heart-warming slice of Americana like no other.”

Austin Chronicle | Mar. 14, 2008 | Cindy Widner
Bigfoot is subtle, human, and touching – not at all typical.” | Mar. 13, 2008 | Stephen Saito
“A loving portrait of Dallas and Wayne, two old friends looking for a major accomplishment to be remembered for in a place where there aren’t many opportunities to make a mark.”

Ain’t It Cool News | Mar. 11, 2008 | Muldoon
“I definitely love this film.” | Mar. 11, 2008 | Cristina Garza
Interview on YouTube

Campfire Media blog | Mar. 9, 2008 | Mike Monello (Producer, The Blair Witch Project)
Bigfoot is a touching character study of two best friends . . . . It’s a fantastic documentary . . . .”

Michael Tully’s indieWIRE blog | Mar. 8, 2008 | Michael Tully
“. . . the film gradually takes a turn into realms of naked sadness that took my breath away and left me quietly shaken.”

BoingBoing | Feb. 18, 2008 | David Pescovitz
David mentioned the film prior to its premiere at SXSW.