GREEN CHIMNEYS (1996)

Directed and Produced by Constance Marks

Tucked away in Brewster, New York, The Green Chimneys Farm and School is a residential treatment center for 100 children who have been abandoned or abused. Green Chimneys follows the stories of three boys over the course of a school year. The Hollywood Reporter writes: "This supremely eloquent and heartbreaking documentary (HBO) should be required viewing for all industry people who want to understand how powerful a force good television can be.”

96-minute feature documentary

 

REVIEWS

“Intimate and affecting.” 
–Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Profoundly powerful...hugely satisfying.” 
–Joe Laydon, Variety

Green Chimneys has the emtotional richness of Hoop Dreams and the attention-getting power of a kick in the teeth.”
–John Anderson, New York Newsday

“At Sundance, of the few documentaries I saw, Sick and Green Chimneys were most memorable.”
–Amy Taubin, The Village Voice

“There was scarcely a dry eye in the house whenever Constance Marks’ Green Chimneys screened…The movie is, quite simply, a heartbreaker.”
–Joe Laydon, The Houston Daily News

 

AWARDS

First Prize 
TAOS TALKING PICTURES WINNER

Best Documentary
DENVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Documentary
SAN JOSE FILM FESTIVAL WINNER

Golden Gate Award
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Best Film
BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL