Roswell’s first (human) visitors

71 years after a UFO allegedly landed in southeast New Mexico – instantly cementing the town of Roswell as a pop culture monument and Mecca to UFO enthusiasts – the memorialized crash site finally held its first public tour.

This is the story of that tour, and the five strangers who came from vastly different places and backgrounds to be there, united and joined by their belief.

For the full print story, published in the Albuquerque Journal, click here or here.

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Review: In ‘Three Identical Strangers,’ you only think you know what you’re in for

We typically enter documentaries in a different mindset, a different approach than with typical Hollywood fare.

Familiarity bypasses anticipation not by way of absent excitement, but rather because we expect to delve deeper into a subject we’re already at least somewhat familiar with. Earlier this year, the melancholic “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” underwent that route to excellent ends.

“Three Identical Strangers,” however, defies that expectation. If you know this story, chances are you only know how it begins. As has become customary in the age of instant gratification and mistaking 280 characters on Twitter for a news story, we rarely follow up on the flavor of the 5-minute trend – and that’s where the film seizes its chance to captivate. Continue reading →