Point and Shoot

World Documentary Competition

World Premiere

USA | 83 MINUTES | English |


Documentary, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, TFI Supported
At first glance, Matthew VanDyke—a shy Baltimore native with a sheltered upbringing and a tormenting OCD diagnosis—is the last person you’d imagine on the front lines of the 2011 Libyan revolution. But after finishing grad school and escaping the U.S. for "a crash course in manhood," a winding path leads him just there. Motorcycling across North Africa and the Middle East and spending time as an embedded journalist in Iraq, Matthew lands in Libya, forming an unexpected kinship with a group of young men who transform his life. Matthew joins his friends in the rebel army against Gaddafi, taking up arms (and a camera). Along the way, he is captured and held in solitary confinement for six terrifying months. Academy Award®–nominated director Marshall Curry brilliantly captures Matthew's remarkable story.

-Liza Domnitz

This film is co-presented by:


Directed by Marshall Curry

Marshall Curry got his start directing, shooting, and editing with the highly-acclaimed Street Fight (2005), which was nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award. His next film, Racing Dreams (2009), won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival. Curry’s third documentary, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, won the Sundance Film Festival award for Best Documentary Editing and was nominated for an Academy Award. Curry was Executive Producer of Mistaken for Strangers, which was the opening night film at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.
Marshall Curry
Marshall Curry
Marshall Curry, Matthew VanDyke, Elizabeth Martin
Marshall Curry
Associate Producer
Daniel Koehler
Matthew VanDyke, Alan Jacobsen
Executive Producer
Simon Kilmurry, Vijay Vaidyanathan
James Baxter
Joe Posner
Additional Editing
Matthew Hamachek
Assistant Editor
Dan Koehler
Matthew VanDyke


International Sales Contact
Annie Roney
Roco Films
Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone: 415 332 6471
International Sales Contact
Cristine Dewey
ro*co international
Sausalito, CA 94965
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US Sales Contact
Andrew Herwitz
The Film Sales Company
New York, 10016
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Print Source
Daniel Koehler
Marshall Curry Productions, LLC
Brooklyn, 11215
Phone: 718 499 6400
Executive Producer
Vijay Vaidyanathan
Press Contact
Adam Segal
The 2050 Group - Publicity
Bergenfield, 07621
Phone: 212.642.4317