"[The Return of Elder Pingree] shows that however swift coming-of-age may or may not be, coming to terms with one’s youth can take years, even decades."
Oberlin Alumni Magazine Winter 2020 | Joshua Sperling, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and Creative Writing
Alexander Rolfe, Technical Services Librarian, George Fox University | Educational Media Reviews Online
"A deep and powerful watch. Highly Recommended."
S.J. Portelli for The Sound View
"I found the film to be a poignant and illuminating travelogue, a visit to the strange planet of a life once led, long ago. Though it's a specific personal story, it probes universal themes like the mysteries of memory, the complexities of good intentions, the impact we make on others, and the stories we tell ourselves. It’s a film full of questions, reunions and heartache that left me thinking deeply about innocence and awakening, and how we make peace with the knotty truth of who we are."
Christine Murray, Producer, Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer