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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


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?