When Mike Plante was a kid, his family found itself financially squeezed. The solution his parents came up with involved rabbit suits and werewolf masks — and forms the story of “The Polaroid Job,” this week’s Op-Doc. Directed by Plante, it’s a lo-fi remembrance of community holidays and the American dream.
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