This Little Movie Went to Market...: Hollywood Dealmaking Is No Longer Antithetical to the Sundance Film Festival, Where More Than a Smattering of -- Dare We Say -- Commerical Fare Unspools
January 30, 2000

"One of the most dynamic categories that Sundance has to offer is its documentaries... "Just, Melvin," a deeply personal and disturbing documentary about child abuse, made by the grandson of a serial abuser. Filmmaker James Ronald Whitney's grandfather, Melvin Just, abused Whitney's mother, her sisters and step-sisters, as well as the women in his second marriage. Whitney managed to extract very matter-of-fact confessions of the violence from many of the women."
-Sharon Waxman

DIRECTOR'S FILMS: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: New York, GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Hollywood, Telling Nicholas, Just, Melvin,
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