Grappling with Qualms over A Gray State Before Moderating a Festival Q&A

By Lauren Wissot

As a film critic who also serves as a festival programmer I sometimes find myself in awkward positions. Such was the case recently at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in October, where A Gray State screened, along with the film’s director Erik Nelson and its executive producer Werner Herzog in attendance. Though I’d seen the film on screener, I didn’t have a strong opinion about it one way or another (and as I was only helping out with the international features this year my indifference didn’t much matter). Of course, asked to moderate the post-screening Q&A I jumped at the […] → continue…

From:: Filmmaker Magazine

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