In Sean Dunne’s documentary Florida Man, viewers are taken on a journey to the countless small towns that populate the unique and quirky state of Florida. Taking a closer look, they come across an array of colorful characters that may have gone unnoticed previously. Through these people, Dunne delves deeper into what it really means to survive in America today.
Dunne carefully captured each of his subjects in their natural habitats; from dingy apartments and motel rooms to bars, liquor stores and even beachside leisure homes. He encountered barroom brawlers, midnight philosophers, homeless vets and sidewalk drunks. All individuals shared their own stories and perspectives on life, some through proselytizing while others remained silent yet still allowing viewers to decipher their individual struggles through facial expressions.
The message is clear; Florida Man is more than just a documentary that provides an insight into the lives of the residents of Florida. It also serves as an important reminder that there is so much going on in society that we often fail to acknowledge or even recognize. From its captivating characters that will stay with viewers long after watching to its visual reminder of how big -and sometimes difficult- the world can be, this film is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who watch it.
So if you’re looking for something new and thought-provoking this weekend, why not give Sean Dunne’s latest documentary Florida Man a shot? You won’t be disappointed by the wealth of knowledge available here that many other films cannot provide.