Awards and Reviews for Love at the Twilight Motel

Awards

Best Documentary, Female Eye Film Festival 2010

Reviews – Broadcast Premier, May, 2010

Weekend TV pick. “Fascinating, heartbreaking slice-of-life peek into another world. Gorgeously made.” – John Doyle, The Globe and Mail

“A Must See Doc . . . so mesmerizing I’m betting you won’t be able to turn away. 
Shot seductively by cinematographer Daniel Grant . . . an intensely moving human document about survival with flashes of insight that are stunning.”
 3***½ – James Bawden, Blogger

Reviews – Theatrical Release, April, 2010

3*** “Exceptionally beautiful. At a time when it seems nearly every celebrity and politician is cheating on his or her partner, this is a fascinating look at what drives people.” – The National Post, April 9, 2010

3***½ – “Fascinating documentary about those who frequent the clandestine no-tell motels on S.W. 8th St. in Miami. . . .subjects speak with remarkable candor, giving the documentary the air of a confessional.” – The Toronto Star, April 9, 2010

3*** – “Honesty seems to be Rose’s sole policy in this film, and a sensuous intimacy is achieved thanks to Daniel Grant’s cinematography. . . Rose has the sense to know that less is more.” – Eye Weekly, April 8, 2010

4NNNN – Now Magazine, April 8, 2010

“Toronto filmmaker Alison Rose found 8th Street on a visit to Miami and became fascinated by the hidden stories being played out in the motels. The quietly sophisticated, philosophical young director charmed one of the motel owners into letting her film a verité doc on his premises. . . . Rose’s film eschews violence and action. It’s about character and motivation and storytelling.”
 – Classical 96.3 FM

Festival Reviews, 2009

4**** (out of 5) – “A remarkable testament to the power of letting people tell their own stories.” – The Globe and Mail

4**** – “Darkly beautiful. Rose frames the film impeccably.” – A’n’E VIBE www.anevibe.com/film-reviews

“Love at the Twilight Motel may very well be the most engaging, insightful and tragically human doc at this year’s Hot Docs festival.” – Exclaim.ca

4NNNN (out of 5) – “Revealing, not just titillating.” – NOW Magazine

“Disarmingly lucid, and affecting.” – Vue Weekly

“Overall Best film – Love At The Twilight Motel. The characters, the surprises, the humour, the cinematography and the shared search for love all wrapped up in this beautiful film. Even a little redemption.” – eternalsunshineofthelogicalmind.blogspot.com/2009/05/hot-docs-2009-wrap-up.html

“Gorgeous film.” – littlewhitelies.co.uk