Resurrect Dead: The Mystery Of The Toynbee Tiles

Directed by Jon Foy

WINNER
DIRECTING AWARD: DOCUMENTARY
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
2011
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US, 2011, 85 min, HDCam, BluRay

Strangeness is afoot. Most people don't notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does.

"COMPELLING" — Andy Webster, The New York Times

Press

*** Confoundingly watchable.

Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun Times

Mysterious, a little strange and a lot of fun

Mark Olsen, The Los Angeles Times

An uncommonly sensitive and layered portrait of outsider-dom

Eric Hynes, The Village Voice

The bizarre, yet utterly hypnotic love child of David Lynch and Errol Morris [...] easily one of the most unique and satisfying documentaries of the year.

Andrew Mack, Twitch.com

A compelling web of circumstantial clues

Sam Adams, Philadelphia Inquirer

You couldn't write a better mystery story than life did in this documentary

Mark Bell, Film Threat

Enjoyably cryptic

Eric Kohn, Indiewire

One of the surprise word-of-mouth hits at Sundance

Anne Thompson, Indiewire

Foy has painted a softer, heartfelt portrait of one eccentric in search of another.

John Lopez, Vanity Fair

The forceful aspect of the filmmaking is the deft juggling of tense, of testimony and surmise and recreation.

Ray Pride, New City Chicago

A dizzying black hole of conspiracy theory and misdirection.

Kim Voynar, Moviecitynews.com

The life and journey of a man destined for an answer...nothing short of extraordinary

Stephen Davis, College Movie Review

fascinating and wonderfully quirky...What Foy and his team discover is unbelievable...good storytelling and engaging subjects...(a) strange and unforgettable journey...(Foy) makes the most artful and persuasive introduction to North American arthouse audiences with Resurrect Dead. A subject like the Toynbee Tiles only comes along once in a lifetime...It's a crowd pleasing riddle in the vein of Exit Through The Gift Shop

Steve Ramos, Box Office Magazine

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