"21 BELOW gets straight to the heart of one American family and, in the process, tears your own heart out. This is one of those rare and masterful pieces of work it's impossible just to sit back and watch. From the first you experience it raw. You are part of this family. It's like a Raymond Carver story on camera.. For anyone it would be an exceptional piece of work. As a first film it's astonishing."
two-time Oscar nominated screenwriter
and former film and music critic for Time
"Last Sunday, producer Jenny Maguire came to the Jewish Center of Princeton for a screening of 21 Below. The audience was totally absorbed and very moved by the documentary. During the Q&A that followed, the discussion covered a wide range of topics, such as Tay-Sachs Disease, teen pregnancy, “enabling” by a parent, family dynamics, middle class vs. lower class culture, etc. Jenny answered questions thoroughly and with great sensitivity. She provided lots of background into the filming of the documentary and the family of the film. The audience was reluctant to leave and continued to speak in small groups about the many issues that were touched upon in the film and about their own related experiences. It was an amazing and wonderful experience."
Deborah Marin, Jewish Center of Princeton