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(Prodigal Sons is now playing at Cinema Village. It expands to more cities on March 5, 2010. Visit the film’s official website to learn more.)

I’m not going to write a traditional review of Kimberly Reed’s Prodigal Sons, for fear of revealing even the tiniest smidgen of information. Though it begins with a fascinating enough premise, by the 30-minute mark, Reed’s documentary has begun veering into directions that will make you pinch yourself to make sure you haven’t fallen asleep and begun to dream this story up. And from there, it goes even further. Instead, I will simply say this:

Do not read anything about Prodigal Sons. And do not miss it.

— Michael Tully

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Michael Tully was born and raised in Maryland and now lives on Tennis Court in Brooklyn. His most recent narrative feature, Septien, world-premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was picked up for distribution by Sundance Selects. In addition to directing Cocaine Angel (2006) and Silver Jew (2007), he is also a proud alumni of Filmmaker Magazine's annual "25 New Faces of Independent Film" club (2006). Visit his indieWIRE blog Boredom at its Boredest——for more sporadic personal updates.

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