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Black Butterflies

Not Rated In Theaters 03/2/2012 , 100min.
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Slant Magazine
A reasonably sensitive and occasionally insightful look into the mind and psyche of an impassioned and deeply troubled artist. Full Review
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
Carice van Houten (Black Book) is superb as the emotionally unstable Jonker - all manically beaming highs and depressively gloomy lows, a tempestuous force of nature in a movie that too often plays it blandly polite. Full Review
Nick Schager
Village Voice
Art, politics, and craziness conspire to form a rather mechanical melodrama in Black Butterflies. Full Review
Rex Reed
New York Observer
Neither another bland biopic about a self-destructive artist nor an historical scrapbook about a country in the grip of slavery, Black Butterflies is a dark, moving depiction of the life and death of a brave rebellious, idiosyncratic woman who made significant strides toward changing the world around her and paid a heavy toll for her passion. Full Review
Ronnie Scheib
The uncompromising power of Ingrid Jonker's poetry runs like a pulsing vein through Black Butterflies. Full Review

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