52nd edition

Milestones (Reprise)

Fortnight 2008, Feature film, 3h15


Milestones is Fire-Water-Air-Earth-People. It is a vision of America in the 1970’s and it is also a journey into the past and the future. It is a film with many characters. People who are conscious of a heritage founded on the genocide of the Indians and the slavery of the Black Man. A nation of people – trying to correct the errors of the present – the attempted genocide of the Vietnamese people. Milestones is a complex Proustian mosaic of characters and landscape which weave together to form the fabric of the film. There are many scenes in many cities, faces and voices with endings but many beginnings. The film crosses America from the snow-covered mountains of Vermont, to the waterfalls of Utah, to the caves of the Hopi Indians, and the dirt and grime and energy of New York City. Milestones is a film about Rebirth. It is the rebirth of ideas and faces, of images and sounds. The molded clay of a blind potter is the rebirth of the soil. The deep snow is a promise of spring to come. The birth of a child is symbolic as well as a visual rebirth of the film itself, and a film within the film about the heroic Vietnamese people, is a tribute to their revolutionnary struggle, their victory, and their future.


  • Grace Paley
  • Jim Nolfi
  • John Douglas
  • Mary Chapelle
  • Sharon Krebs


Robert Kramer, John Douglas

Robert Kramer, John Douglas

Jane Schwartz

John Douglas, Robert Kramer

Bobby Büchler


Production : NY Cinema Co. Barbara Stone et David Stone ventes à l’étranger / foreign sales : Capricci Films 27, rue Adolphe Moitié 44000 Nantes France Tél : +33 (0)2 40 89 20 59 Fax : +33 (0)2 40 20 44 59 contact@capricci.fr www.capricci.fr Distribution : Capricci Films Presse: Jasmin Uhlig cell: +33 (0)6 20 90 27 59 contact@capricci.fr