The Search for Michael Rockefeller

Agamemnon Films brings you The Search for Michael Rockefeller.

The Search for Michael Rockefeller

Agamenon Films brings you many different films. Gina’s Library of Reviews is happy to bring you this review of their film The Search for Michael Rockefeller

My Thoughts about The Search for Michael Rockefeller film:

Based on book by
Milt Machlin

Executive Producer:
Alex Butler

Heather J. McAdams & Ted Hughes

Edited by
Ted Hughes

Written, Produced and Directed by
Fraser C. Heston

Released by
Agamemnon Films, Outsider Pictures, Cinedigm

The disappearance of Michael Rockefeller was one of the enduring unsolved mysteries of the 20th Century. Until now.

In 1961, Michael Rockefeller’s trading canoe capsized off New Guinea’s cannibal coast. Rockefeller set out to swim for shore, leaving his companion with the fateful words: ‘I think I can make it…’

He was never seen again. Or was he?

In 2007, filmmaker Fraser C. Heston discovered a lost cache of unedited footage shot by adventure-author Milt Machlin, editor of Argosy magazine, during his expedition to the New Guinea in 1969, in search of the lost scion. Machlin had heard from an eyewitness that Michael was alive, held against his will by natives on an island off New Guinea. He was determined to either find Michael, or find out what happened to him.

The award-winning film includes previously unreleased footage and eyewitness interviews, including some startling revelations, which together solve the mystery of Michael’s disappearance. In the tradition of Werner Hertzog’s “Grizzly Man”, the filmmakers have created an entirely new film from Milt Machlin’s unedited epic adventure.

I had never heard of Michael Rockefeller until I reviewed this DVD. It’s a very sad story and I feel for his family. I can’t imagine what they have  been going through not to know the absolute truth and not having a body. 

There are a few different speculations on the truth: He drowned, was eaten by sharks and alligators, or even was the victim of cannibalism from the native tribes. The fact is, no one knows the truth. 

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