Judith Crist

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Anderson has shown such sensitivity and perception in the filming of [In Celebration], in barely opening the sets but doing so with an intensity of atmosphere that is overwhelming, that the work offers the best of film and of filmed theater….

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This is the stuff of true drama, the little murders and petty mayhem of family dealings from memory and guilt and the weapons we dredge from past and present to use. Anderson and a superb cast have made it a harrowing and satisfying suspense drama. Each face becomes as familiar as the small talk; Storey's mastery of minor moments is underlined by the camera, which delineates the blood bonds that hold us all. (p. 77)

Judith Crist, "The Wisdom of the Aging," in New York Magazine (copyright © 1975 by News Group Publications, Inc.; reprinted with the permission of New York Magazine), Vol. 8, No. 11, March 17, 1975, pp. 76-7.∗

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