"It would have been easy for "Manlife" to portray Hayden – who passed away this summer – as an extremist or a kook, but that never happens."

Molly Synder - October 3, 2017


"Personal favorites included Ryan Sarnowski’s Manlife, a fascinating documentary about an elderly man’s efforts to keep the cult-like LawsonIAN movement alive."

Peter Weed MovieMaker - October 26, 2017


"Manlife takes its title from one of Lawson’s books;  But the film’s title is also a play on words about the measure of a man’s life."

Duane Dudek Milwaukee Magazine - August 4, 2017


"a documentary that, like an optical illusion, is perpetually turning itself inside out, and like the best illusion, demands both our attention to its details and our focus on all it leaves behind."

Kian Bergstrom Cine-File - June 2, 2017


"a deeply touching documentary, and one of the best I’ve seen this year"

Jason Coffman Daily Grindhouse - June 16, 2017


"MANLIFE IS a wonderfully universal tale...It shows one man who, at 90, just doesn’t quit."

Urban Matter - June 9, 2017


"We are not surprised that “Manlife”, which sold out, won the Audience Award."

Screen Magazine - June 8, 2017


'Manlife' Documentary Explores Lawsonomy & Its Last Crusader : Audio Interview
Audrey Nowakowski WUWM - July 21st, 2017


If you haven't heard of Lawsonomy... that's because the government doesn't want you to know"

Chicago Reader - May 24, 2017


Loading Doc: Manlife, Love, and Lady Parts

- Liz Kaar Screen Magazine - May 24, 2017