Patricia Leavy, well-known author and innovator, has reviewed Rufus Stone the movie for the on-line qualitative journal, The Qualitative Report. Entitled, “A Review of Rufus Stone: The Promise of Arts-Based Research” the review is available for download.
Patricia is an independent Author, Researcher and Commentator who lives in Kennebunk, Maine USA. Among her 11 books she is the author of Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice (Guilford Press), Essentials of Transdisciplinary Research: Using Problem-Centered Methodologies (Left Coast Press) and the research-informed novel Low-Fat Love (Sense Publishers). For more info please visit her website.
Just some of her responses to Rufus Stone the movie:
- Rufus Stone is both an incredible short film and it embodies all that is best about arts-based research.
- I am absolutely blown over by how good Rufus Stone is.
- The film is not only a glaring look at how homophobia and intolerance can shape people’s experiences, but it is also a film very much about looking at who we are, how we became who we are, and how we allow our lives to unfold.
- Anyone of any age and background can sit and watch this film, understand it, learn from it and emotionally connect to it.
- This film was as good as most Oscar-nominated shorts, and vastly superior to many. In my opinion, it was just about as good as a short film gets.
“If research is intended to teach, illuminate, shed light on topics of import and challenge our assumptions, Rufus Stone is an exemplary piece of research”.