Fast, Cheap, Out of Control, and On Stage: From Vernon, Florida, to Auschwitz: A Brief History of Errol Morris

Very few artists have completely transcended the medium in which they work. Errol Morris has undeniably done this with nonfiction film. "He's like a magician, and as great a filmmaker as Hitchcock or Fellini," Roger Ebert says. Since bursting onto the film scene with such groundbreaking films as Gates of Heaven and The Thin Blue Line, Errol Morris has presented audiences with the mundane, the bizarre, and the history-making in breathtaking fashion. "I like the idea of making films about ostensibly nothing," Morris notes. "That's what all my movies are about. That and the idea that we're in a position of certainty, truth, infallible knowledge, when actually we're just a bunch of apes running around."

Those who have been fortunate enough to see Mr. Morris present his films at the Sundance Film Festival (Mr. Death: Fast, Cheap & Out of Control; and Grand Jury Prize Winner A Brief History of Time) know him to be as fascinating a raconteur as he is a filmmaker. This year, in a one-of-a-kind event, Morris will serve as his own moderator. reflecting back on his career so far by showing clips, telling stories, and sharing his lifelong obsessions.


Errol Morris
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