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"Shy People Telling Small Stories, Quietly": Jeanie Finlay's Favourite Films
Adrian Lobb , April 24th, 2014 10:40

Jeanie Finlay, director of Sound It Out and The Great Hip Hop Hoax picks her favourite films, and talks about the final days of fundraising on her next documentary, Orion

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Racing Dreams (2009, Marshall Curry)
I just think Marshall Curry is a brilliant and smart filmmaker. I saw this in Missoula, Montana, this tiny town where David Lynch is from, at the Big Sky documentary film festival. I don't normally like these contest films, but I remember crying my heart out in a faded red velvet seat in Montana. It had an impact on me, and I have since met Marshall Curry, and his approach to filmmaking is from the heart – he makes smart and clever choices, but it is always from the heart. It is a racing film, but it is really about teenagers falling in love. And who doesn't want to see that?


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