GenreDocumentary, Drama, Sport Music directorH. Scott Salinas Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 19, 2014 (2014-01-19) (Sundance Film Festival) Similar moviesChelsea FC - Season Review 2013/14, Chelsea FC - Double Champions! Season Review 2011/12, Chelsea FC - Season Review 2008/09, Chelsea FC - Season Review 2009/10, Chelsea FC - Season Review 2003/04, Chelsea FC - Season Review 2004/05
Actual unedited happy valley film with john ziegler commentary part 1
Happy Valley is a 2014 American documentary film, written and directed by Amir Bar-Lev. The film had its world premiere at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2014.
The film later screened at 2014 Sarasota Film Festival and won the jury award at the festival.
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The film narrates the event at The Pennsylvania State University, when in November 2011 the former long-time defensive coordinator of school's football team, Jerry Sandusky, was charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse, setting off a firestorm of accusations about who failed to protect the children.
Happy Valley received positive reviews from critics. Justin Chang of Variety said in his review that "Amir Bar-Lev offers a typically gripping and thoughtful take on the Penn State scandal." John DeFore, in his review for The Hollywood Reporter, praised the film, saying that "Amir Bar-Lev's Happy Valley is more concerned with the phenomenon of team spirit than any single question of fact or moral judgment." Eric Kohn Vaughan of Indiewire graded the film with a B+ and said, "Happy Valley turns the tables on the national perception of the scandal. Looking directly into the camera after the team has been banned by the league, one supporter shouts, 'Stop putting all the bad stuff on TV!' The words resonate for anyone who has followed the headlines from the past several years. Watching Happy Valley, it's hard not to feel complicit in the university's weakened state."