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"This tantalizing real-life mystery ... is a captivating saga of family dysfunction."
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"...a clever allegory about the United States of Amnesia, wherein wind-blown men can remake themselves in an instant." 
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"A film which questions Richard Minnich’s amnesia with great sensitivity and suspense."
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Thumbs up: "A thrilling and moving film..." 
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"An incredibly bizarre journey across America with increasingly surreal imagery." 
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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

NPR Berlin - 2-min. report by Monika Mueller-Kroll with discussion with directors Rick Minnich and Matt Sweetwood and composer Ari Benjamin Meyers on the occasion of the “Forgetting Dad” screening at the Berlin Film Festival, Feb. 2011 (in English)

NDR DAS! - TV moderator Inke Schneider interviews Rick Minnich on the German talk show. Broadcast June 6, 2010 (in German)

Shanghai TV - Rick Minnich interviewed on Shanghai TV, June 2010 (in Chinese and English)

Achtung Berlin TV - Directors Rick Minnich and Matt Sweetwood interviewed. (in German)

Freisprecheinrichtung (Hands-Free Speaking System) one-hour conversation between Rick Minnich and Tim Schomaker about Rick's various films, how he ended up in Berlin, music, and everything under the sun. (In German), originally broadcast live on www.radioweser.tv UKW 92,522, Bremen, Germany, 22 March 2011, 23:00

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)


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

Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival - Official Selection 2009

True/ False Film Festival - Official Selection 2009

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Official Selection 2009

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 (German Oscar), 2011


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)

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