"Neither lecture nor argument, 'Prison', artfully photographed by Maya Bankovic, attempts to make the invisible visible."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, NEW YORK TIMES
"THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES has a consistent formal beauty that sets it apart… Story and her d.p., Maya Bankovic, make concise statements through carefully composed and often dreamily stylized images."
- Scott Tobias, VARIETY
"…it’s an artfully made work, lyrically filmed (by Maya Bankovic) and scored (Olivier Alary), with Simon Gervais’ ambient sound design as crucial an element as Avril Jacobson’s elegant editing."
- Sheri Linden, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"In patient, observant vignettes, the scenes serene in their composition and stately in their pacing, director Brett Story and cinematographer Maya Bankovic glance against the edges of one of America's great shames: mass incarceration."
- Alan Scherstuhl, THE VILLAGE VOICE
"There’s a cumulative power, a headlong rush, in watching one vignette segue into another..."
- The 15 Best Documentaries of 2016, PASTE MAGAZINE
"The Next Generation of Canadian Cinematographers"
- Chandler Levack, TIFF
"‘12 Essential Women Cinematographers’ Gathers Some of Film’s Most Brilliant Minds "
- Kate Erbland, INDIEWIRE
"Maya Bankovic chases gold in THE RAINBOW KID"
- featured interview by Fanen Chiahemen, February 2016 CSC MAGAZINE
"How the Women Behind BELOW HER MOUTH Made Intimacy Tangible"
by April Mullen, MOVIEMAKER
"Maya Bankovic revisits MY PRAIRIE HOME"
- featured interview by Fanen Chiahemen, April 2014 CSC MAGAZINE
"Beautifully shot, this documentary-meets-musical-meets-road-movie is a sad, hopeful, gorgeous work of poetry"
- Marsha Lederman reviews My Prairie Home, GLOBE & MAIL
"... A perfect visual counterpart to Spoon's music - filled with placid, contemplative stretches interrupted by sudden, striking explosions of color and drama"
- Andrew Barker, VARIETY
"Captivates the eye and ear"
- Stephen Farber, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Like its subject matter, Sundance Film Festival favorite MY PRAIRIE HOME defies lables. It is beautiful and deeply personal cinematic poetry."
- Charles Purdy, LA TIMES
"...a fantastically original blend of musical sequences, on-the-road footage, first-person interview and stunning cinematography"
- Carla Gillis, NOW MAGAZINE cover story September 2013
PASTE MAGAZINE premieres Biblical's All Justice, No Peace, by Dacey Orr
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