power_ofnightmares.jpgI just waited in line for almost an hour and a half to see Adam Curtis' doc, The Power of Nightmares - and was eventually one of maybe 100 people turned away. The door sales line stretched from the Regal Cinema's box office, almost all the way down the very long block of Vesey Street between the theater and North End - and as far as I could tell, no one in that line got in. Of course, this is what pre-sales are all about - avoiding this exact sort of thing - but the sheer mass of potential spectators turned away is a testament to the buzz-level of this film.

The gal ahead of me in line said she was there because of the coverage in the Village Voice - last week, Dennis Lim called it "the most essential documentary in years", and this week's issue includes an essay by Curtis himself.

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