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The Vast of Night

What sets it apart and makes it special is how the simple story is told. —Matt Anderson (review...)

The Vast of Night

" Women! I like ‘em fat and vicious and not too smart. "
— Anthony Quinn (as Gaugin), Lust for Life

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Continuing our series of one-photo photo essays, Marty Mapes offers this view from Boulder’s satellite screenings at the University of Colorado:

George Butler talks about the Lord God Bird, the ivory-billed woodpecker
George Butler talks about The Lord God Bird, his new film about the ivory-billed woodpecker

“Matt Anderson interviewed George Butler when he was promoting the Endurance movies. I didn’t realize how softspoken he is until I saw him myself. His movements are as small as his voice. But the audience was rapt.

“He spoke more about the ivory-billed woodpecker than about his filmmaking techniques, and I think that’s how he likes it. My question for Butler was about the diversity of his subjects: Pumping Iron, Shackleton, Roving Mars, John Kerry, and now the possibly-extinct-but-maybe-not ivory-billed woodpecker. He said he wants to keep the world guessing by making films on as broad an array of subjects as possible.”