Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Despite the Gods" a documentary about a film that went to hell.

I'm not sure how many of you actually know about Jennifer Lynch's film Hisss, but let's just say the film is crap. It's not her fault at all and I think this documentary will help explain just how a film can get taken over by producers who are crazy.

The film, Despite the Gods, is scheduled to have its world premiere at HotDocs this year, and here's how they're synopsis is:

Jennifer Lynch, daughter of cult film auteur David Lynch, made her auspicious directorial debut in 1993 with Boxing Helena at the Sundance Film Festival. A box office disaster, the film was viciously mauled by critics and became the focus of multiple lawsuits. Fifteen years later, a recovering addict and hard-working single mother, Lynch returns to the director's chair with an ambitious project that will test her skills and the entire crew's sanity. Despite the Gods brings us behind the scenes on the set of Lynch's Bollywood/Hollywood action film about a man-eating snake goddess. Out of her depth shooting on location with an Indian crew and two top Bollywood stars, Lynch turns her production into a vehicle for her own self-actualization, paying no regard to timeline, budget or reality. As the story in front of the camera derails, the story behind the camera explodes.

I think Jennifer Lynch is amazing.
 Surveillance (2008) is a stellar film and represents a true director and writer at work. RENT or BUY Surveillance now!

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