Picks and Pans Review: Heroes and Strangers

updated 06/04/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/04/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

PBS (Wed., May 30, 10:30 P.M. ET)

B+

In a short but moving documentary, two adult filmmakers, Lorna Rasmussen and Tony Heriza, sift through their relationships with their fathers, both of whom were distant, angry and undemonstrative to their children. The film records the awkward attempts of Rasmussen and Heriza to understand and forgive their parents and their inchoate efforts to open channels of communication with them now.

The music is incredibly hokey, but the pair's pain and resentment, still quite raw, are powerful indices of just how visceral and unseverable a bond exists between a father and his issue.

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