Errol Morris: A Lightning Sketch has now been in a couple of festivals and will hopefully be in a few more, but it is always tricky finding an audience or venue. I think the film does something that is valuable and worthwhile. It gives certain insights into one of the world’s foremost documentarians and his films. To his credit, there are endless interviews with EM, but shaping them into a narrative–even an attenuated one–is something they can’t do. And while my interview with EM is probably 70% of the film, it is much more than that as well.
In any case, I am grateful to Josh Levin and his West End Cinema in Washington, D.C. for screening the film. This was its theatrical debut, and I was happy to have it here.
It was also a pleasure to be joined by friends and a former student.