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“Replete with imagery that shimmers with the kind of almost otherworldly wonder one might associate with a Terrence Malick movie… this film does more than just tell a story, it testifies to the sheer loveliness of anything — everything — when drenched in silence.” -Carl McColman Read the full review on The Huffington Post here.
“I am undone by this film… it lands in the mind, at least to this reviewer, with an impact reminiscent of seeing 1982’s Koyaanisqatsi for the first time… Shen’s In Pursuit of Silence incessantly inspires and sometimes takes the breath away and can even accomplish both at once.” -Austin Chronicle Read the whole review here.
Last November the U.S. Embassy in Haiti invited us to Haiti for a week-long screening tour which included an epic and historic showing in the village of La Source. CNN accompanied us on the trip for a 6-minute segment that premiered today, the fifth anniversary of the earthquake. Watch it here. Here’s how Patrick summed […]
A great featurette produced by the SoundWorks Collection about what it took to craft the soundtrack of La Source. Partially shot on location while we were mixing at Skywalker Sound.
The film is now available on HULU. Watch here.
“…one has to be the most dedicated of cynics to remain unmoved…” – Scott Wold, Paste Magazine Read the article here
“(4 stars)’La Source’ is a real life fairytale, where a once hopeless romantic ideal catches fire and ultimately, the dream comes true.” – Cameron McAllister, Reel Georgia Read the article here
“If it doesn’t leave you at least itching to look up ways that you can help on the Internet, you might not have a soul. I’ve seen this movie twice, and there were tears and cheers both times.” – Dan Schindel, Current Movie Reviews Read the article here
“Patrick Shen’s fascinating and affecting look at Princeton janitor Josue Lajuenesse, who spearheaded a movement to supply clean water to the small village in Haiti where he grew up.” – Steve Pond, The Wrap Read the article here
“Some documentaries just make you feel good about the world and the people in it, and ‘La Source’ is definitely one of those.” – Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times Read the article here
“…the film offers terrific images that allude to internal states, loneliness and worry, resolve and poise.” – Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters Read the article here
“This is a really beautiful movie that I could totally see getting into the conversation around Oscar time.” – Edward Douglas, ComingSoon.net Read the article here
“…an uplifting story of humanitarianism and development stemming from the local level.” – Basil Tsiokos, IndieWire Read the article here
“Patrick Shen’s artfully shot documentary…” – Stephanie Murrey, Washington Post Read the article here
“After watching the film, you come to respect this custodial wisdom, and you recognize that we each have learned lessons from our varied experiences and have a story to tell. Each story is as important a thread in our collective tapestry as the next, and what we do to earn a paycheck does not add […]
MaleStandard.com recently interviewed “La Source” Director/Producer Patrick Shen and Producer Jordan Wagner about their experiences shooting in Haiti pre & post earthquake. READ ARTICLE
“Their stories offer a powerful and poignant stew of the rich lives of our ordinary fellow, but often forgotten, humans.”
“A supremely designed, fluent and delicately shot film, The Philosopher Kings is everything that you don’t expect, and nothing that you do.”
“I remember feeling like the scope of the film kept expanding with every month that went by. The more time we had to think about the movie, the more we wanted to include in it and the more ambitious we became.”