Bathing in a Stream

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jun 1, 2015

It’s The Turn-of-the-Century Blindman, with the joke removed. Still a bit contrived, à la the Lumières’ workers leaving the factory. For instance, no one looks at the camera. It crosses the mind that this is a (Pierre-Auguste) Renoirian subject. Wouldn’t it be cool if these were semi-draped ladies? Then it crosses the mind that these are semi-draped men, and that the female filmmaker may be appreciating beauty and signaling an interest that you didn’t then and still don’t so often see at the movies.