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3 things about Hannah Jayanti’s TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

Truth or Consequences [2020] 1. Tiger bite on the lip. 2. She gets a kick out of making announcements. 3. Fruitless visit by the Building Inspector.

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“Film Close-Ups” interview with Chandler Bennett.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Chandler Bennett at KALX 90.7FM Berkeley about the film. Check it out below! Reminder: Roy’s World screens Friday, September 18 at SF DocFest! (This presentation is geoblocked and may only be viewed in … Continue reading

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3 things about Zeke Kamm and Taylor Morden’s THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER

The Last Blockbuster [2020] 1. He smells the inside of the VHS case. 2. By eliminating late fees, the company lost $250 million at one stroke. 3. Obsolete POS computer system.

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3 things about Michal Bielawski’s THE WIND: A DOCUMENTARY THRILLER

The Wind: A Documentary Thriller [2019] 1. The medics calmly observe his uncontrollable shaking. 2. She puts her ear to its bark, trying to hear the tree’s secrets. 3. Vibrating tree roots.

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My interview with Lili Taylor + 2 more chances.

Okay, folks, there are only two more chances to see Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago this month! It will be livestreamed this Sunday, September 6 as part of Dances With Films LA, immediately followed by a Q&A featuring yours truly … Continue reading

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A Q & A featuring Lili Taylor.

Wow! Immediately following the livestream of Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago on Sunday, September 6 at Dances With Films, stick around for a live Q & A featuring yours truly, Barry Gifford, and Lili Taylor. Lili is part of the … Continue reading

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3 things about David Farrier & Dylan Reeve’s TICKLED

Tickled [2016] 1. “We heard laughter coming through the vents.” 2. Tickle cells. 3. A trove of documents accidentally posted to the public web.

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3 things about Matt Wolf’s SPACESHIP EARTH

Spaceship Earth [2020] 1. “Biosphere 2 isn’t a cautionary tale. We don’t need cautionary tales anymore.” 2. Trouble closing the airlock. 3. Banana wine.

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3 things about Bradford Thomason & Brett Whitcomb’s JASPER MALL

Jasper Mall [2020] 1. Starting pay for a maintenance job at the mall: $8/hour. 2. Terrified little girl on the merry-go-round: “I’m going to die!” 3. Ghostly light trails in the vacated J.C. Penney.

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3 chances in September.

About four years ago when I started making a documentary, I never would have dreamed that it would finally be ready for the world during a pandemic. But here we are. And after much ado, I’m thrilled to announce the … Continue reading

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