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1 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
Designer Emily Pilloton and architect Matt Miller go to a struggling community in North Carolina to teach high-school students about their craft.


Director: Patrick Creadon

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Long Shot Factory

If You Build It (2013)

Release Date: January 10th, 2014|1 hr. 22 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Director Patrick Creadon, who in 2006 made the entertaining "Wordplay," about crossword fanatics, probably errs on the side of advocacy here. But give him credit for acknowledging that idealistic endeavors don't always pay off. show more

  • 75
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    An inspiring, educational, highly enjoyable documentary. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This honest and engrossing film shows how ingenuity and spark can restore excitement in education. That goal needs every helping hand it can get. show more

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