Cinema Verite is a unique movie based on the making of the first American reality TV show on the extended American family of Bill and Patricia Loud. The 1973 reality TV series, ‘An American Family’ features the nitty-gritty of the daily life of Santa Barbara-based Loud family.
This movie tries to go deep down and find out how exactly the long and continuous video footages on Louds have been made suitable as well as chronological for a reality series. Cinema Verite in a way focuses on the development of the shows that take real instances of people’s lives as their main subject matter. The unique idea of translating the birth of a show into a movie is also intended to bring a comparison between a nuclear family that existed in 70s America and the one that is prevalent today. The movie tries to focus on the divorce issue between Patricia and Bill. Cinema Verite picks the trails & tribulations of the beleaguered couple, and highlights that how they have been presented in the reality series. It was the Bill’s inability to match his smart and elegant wife that caused the split. The movie shows that how a woman negated the idea of being at the back seat. In short, the movie eulogizes the wife as a feminist icon.
Her will to move out of the relationship is regarded as the driving force behind a much needed change. Hook to Cinema Verite to witness the incredible tale of an American family that set the stepping stone of reality TV show revolution.