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Becoming Bulletproof

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Inside the whirlwind filmmaking process of mastering lines, pushing through take after take, and grappling with high expectations, "Becoming Bulletproof" chronicles the genesis of a riveting film and a personally and socially transformative experience. The film captures the essence of artistic expression through vibrant human bonds and powerful insights. As one of the actors says: "I do not want pity because I have a disability, I just want to be understood. I want disability to have a seat at the table in pop culture."

  • DirectorMichael Barnett
  • Runtime: 1 hr 22 min
  • StudioVirgil Films
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Becoming Bulletproof

Los Angeles Times
Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times

The term "inspirational" gets bandied about a lot, but "Becoming Bulletproof" is thoroughly deserving of that tag.

Christian Science Monitor
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

As a piece of filmmaking, "Becoming Bulletproof" is haphazard and overloaded with talking heads. But as a window into the lives of some of these actors, it's often moving.

New York Times
Ken Jaworowski
New York Times

A wonderful documentary that follows a group of disabled adults who work together to make a movie.

Village Voice
Monica Castillo
Village Voice

Barnett portrays his subjects with a sensitivity that never feels exploitative or sentimentalized, giving many of the featured players screentime to discuss their day-to-day lives or why they return year after year to Zeno.

Film Journal International
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

A rare film about the disabled that shows them as the regular folks they are, and the disciplined creativity of which they're capable.

Slant Magazine
Wes Greene
Slant Magazine

The trust that Bulletproof's filmmakers have in their cast and their talent is humanely and succinctly illustrated throughout.

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Becoming Bulletproof: A World Unseen - Huffington Post


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Becoming Bulletproof: A World Unseen
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Barnett is the mastermind behind Becoming Bulletproof—a groundbreaking documentary which delves into the lives of a diverse group of disabled actors as they film a feature-length Western. Along the way, the audience gets an opportunity to witness the ...

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'Becoming Bulletproof' shoots down misconceptions about the disabled - Los Angeles Times


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'Becoming Bulletproof' shoots down misconceptions about the disabled
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The term "inspirational" gets bandied about a lot, but "Becoming Bulletproof" is thoroughly deserving of that tag. The deeply moving documentary, which chronicles the production of a short film featuring people with disabilities, quietly blasts away ...

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'Becoming Bulletproof': Film Review - Hollywood Reporter


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'Becoming Bulletproof': Film Review
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Becoming Bulletproof concerns their Actor's Camp in Los Angeles, where over the course of two weeks every year participants both with and without disabilities collaborate to create a short film. Previous examples include a horror movie and a soap ...

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Review: 'Becoming Bulletproof' Follows a Group of Disabled Adults in a Film Within a Film - New York Times


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Review: 'Becoming Bulletproof' Follows a Group of Disabled Adults in a Film Within a Film
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Jeremy Vest in the documentary “Becoming Bulletproof,” which follows a group of disabled adults as they make a Western. Credit SuperFilms Productions. The film inside the film seems a bit slapdash. But that's the only false note in “Becoming ...

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The filmmakers of 'Becoming Bulletproof' - Screen International


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The filmmakers of 'Becoming Bulletproof'
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Becoming Bulletproof is blazing a trail in festival land and recently took home a trio of prizes from the Cleveland International Film Festival: the FilmSlam Student Choice Award for Best Feature Film, the Global Health Competition Best Film award and ...

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