Best of the New 2010: People & Ideas
This is an area plump with good and great nonfiction filmmakers, and 2010 added another name to the list. Chico Colvard’s documentary, A Family Affair, is loosely about his sisters’ incestuous relationships with their father. Colvard, 43, who teaches at the University of Massachusetts Boston, has brewed a brutal melodrama out of American race and daughterly devotion, with enough psychological complexity to keep a therapist busy for decades. The movie premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, will play theatrically, and will air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network.
Pictured: Archival photo of two of Chico Colvard's sisters.