“The Forward” describes the humanity captured in “Leaving the Fold”

Quitter le bercail (2008)

The Forward devoted this article to Eric Scott‘s 2008 film, « Leaving the Fold », with a particular focus on its five main characters:

Folding, Twisting or Burning Bridges

In “Leaving the Fold,” Scott’s nonintrusive approach to filmmaking allows his subjects to emphasize their differences as much as they do their similarities. (…) But underlying these differences, Scott has a larger point to make. Rather than trying to fit all his subjects into a single mold, he allows them to speak for themselves, uninterrupted by even his own questions. Every person has a story, the film seems to say, though these people share similar problems.

– Ezra Glinter – April 7, 2009 – Forward

▸ The entire text is available on on the Internet Archive.