If ever a filmmaker’s heart was in the right place, it’s local documentarian Brian Jenkins’s. John Witek, Jenkins’s uncle, was a student at the University of Virginia when he joined Martin Luther King’s march on Selma. Alas, the road to insightful documentary filmmaking is not paved with good intentions. But as if that chapter in Witek’s life were not enough to justify a 75-minute feature — what with with so many millennials questioning the point of voting — Jenkins decides to share the spotlight with a topical plea for voter’s rights. The director uses basic animation to circumvent the talking heads formula (blue uniforms drawn against newsprint works, a toy car moving across a wrinkled roadmap doesn’t), but the two-camera ping pong intercutting of the interview subjects in this voter recruitment piece packs all the visual pizazz of the 5 o’clock news. Worth seeing if for no other reason than to support one of our own. (2016) — Scott Marks
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