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LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton

2001

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  • More so than Letting Go, its editing sometimes betrays Maysles’s footage, treating intimate, candid testimony as fodder for fast-moving, heavy-handed, didactic montages. But by and large, we feel LaLee’s bond of trust with Maysles, whom she addresses candidly throughout the film. That’s particularly clear in a scene in which she reflects on the death of her adult son, ultimately coming to a devastating conclusion: “You like to love your children, but don’t love them too hard.”

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