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JOURNALISTS
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“Entertaining, enlightining, urgent and funny.”
4 stars - Toronto Star, May 23rd 2003

“The camera - both focused on Roach and in his hands - is a constant and ultimately positive transforming presence” - The Globe and Mail, May 23 2003
-Interview
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“Should be required viewing for commuters.” - Toronto Now, May 23 2003

“We can't help but feel the humanity in [Roach's] struggle” - Toronto Eye, May 23 2003
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-Meet Roach

“Anarchy is director Daniel Cross' leitmotif” - Toronto Sun, May 23 2003

“...as intense and chaotic as life on the streets itself...SPIT achieves a rare feat by neither romanticizing nor demonizing life as a squeegee punk.”
Lansing State Journal, March 22 2003

“Another Montreal punk arrives in Vancouver, Knox and all.”
The Westender, Feb.27 2003

“S.P.I.T. will actually alter the way you look at those rag-bag kids who approach your car with dripping wiper in hand.”
The Georgia Straight, Mar.6 2003

“Roach is a natural to present the case of the maligned street people who make a dollar dodging traffic and the law.”
The Vancouver Sun, March 7,2003:

“Cross’ subject - an energetic, articulate misfit named Roach - supplements the doc with his own filmed diary - helping us to walk a mile in his scuffed-up army boots”
-Montreal Hour, Oct 11 2001

“A very real, very thourough - even masterful - portrait of the life of a street punk named Roach”
-Ian Brown, TVOntario The View From Here

“You gotta see this film”
-Vicki Gabereau

“Roach, gelé, saoul ou en manque, prend goût à fair «son» cinema”.
-Montréal Ici, Oct 11 2001

“Cross brought great sensitivity and intelligence to his previous work on the underprivileged, in such films as Danny Boy and The Street. Again, here, he has proven a vital advocate for the disenfranchised.”
-Montreal Mirror, Oct 11 2001

“This rocks with the urgency of youth and the wounded anger of the wrongfully accused.”
-Montreal Gazette, October 12 2001

“...Cross outfitted Roach with his own video camera - the Roachcam - and asked him to shoot a video diary. Some of the film’s most telling, and shaky, moments are lifted from it frame by frame, as Roach and friends wage the good fight to be themselves and earn a skeleton living in one of the richest countries on earth despite constant harrassment from the law.”
-Montreal Gazette, October 16, 2001
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“(Daniel Cross) est certainement l’un des cinéastes les plus intéressants en ce moment, dans ce pays. Une seule raison suffit: ces films restent imprimés dans la tête. ”
-Montreal Voir, December 16th, 2001
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“En restant collé à la réalité de Roach, le documentaire révèle des monstres de souffrance pour ce qu’ils sont en vérité: des êtres humains qui luttent contre leurs démons, leur passé, leurs poisons de prédilection.”
-Le Devoir, December 14, 2001
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“Ce qui frappe dans ce film, c'est la glorieuse liberté qui vient avec l’errance, liberté mariée à une révolte contre un système qui a expulsé trop de monde.”
-Le Devoir, December 22, 2001
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Feature interview on Le Lien Multimedia
Roach, Dan and Mila all give interviews on the website, available in streaming video.

Le punk cinéaste
Interview with Roach by Rima Elkouri of La Presse.
«Le téléphone d'Éric, alias Roach, n’arrêtait pas de sonner.
-T’écriras ça dans ton article: je suis un punk avec un cellulaire!
-Un squeegee à cellulaire, t'as raison, c'est plutôt original.
December 12th, 2001

“En le voyant un jour «gagner sa vie», Daniel Cross a décidé de lui refiler une caméra comme journal, pour témoigner de son quotidien et de celui de ses copains.”
-La Presse, December 20th, 2001
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“Cross’s film captures an urban experience most would rather wish or legislate away without getting their windshields smeared.”
-Montreal Gazette, January 25, 2002
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