‘Phoenix Rising’ Sundance Review

-Allison McCulloch

You’re so important to me. I want to kick you.

In this documentary, Evan Rachel Wood talks about how her abuser Marilyn Manson groomed and raped her. By there time she was able to get to a safe place in her life, the statute of limitations for domestic abuse had expired (California only allows for 1-3 years). Therefore, she worked on the Phoenix Act to extend the statute of limitations for domestic abuse.

Director Amy Berg is no stranger to empowering survivors by telling their stories. Berg covers Wood’s entire life from the time she grew up in North Carolina, her rise as a star in Los Angeles, and her ongoing fight against injustices toward women.

The documentary is very methodical and lays out a case against Marilyn Manson through his unspeakable actions against multiple women, namely Evan Rachel Wood.

The only downside is that Sundance showed Part I (the first 77 minutes). The second part’s release was unspecified.

Rating: 8/10

Check out Allison McCulloch on Twitter.

One thought on “‘Phoenix Rising’ Sundance Review

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: