Life in a Day
Release Date: July 29th, 2011
PG-13|1 hr. 35 min.
Filmmakers from around the world chronicle life for future generations.
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Distributor: National Geographic
Does the film add up to something more than a stunt? Maybe not. I was captivated by the several hours I recently saw of Christian Marclay's 24-hour-long "The Clock," a video mashup in which thousands of clips from hundred of movies contain watches and clocks telling the same time that spectators can read on their wrists. Life in a Day doesn't aspire to such intricacy, but it's fascinating all the same, an electronic update of Alexander Pope's maxim that the proper study of mankind is man. show more
Life in a Day is an experimental project driven by the Internet at its best, where connectivity among the planet's population has become a reality. show more
Produced in partnership with YouTube and distributed by National Geographic Films, the documentary Life in a Day is offspring with the worst genetic traits of both: narcissism on a global scale, speckled with pretty pictures. In a world without books or magazines, this is the movie people would watch in the waiting room at the dentist's office. show more