As you know, we here at KERA love documentaries, which is one of the reasons we are having so much fun at AFI. Here’s a post from Jason Daisey, our CFO, who introduced Crawford Friday night. It screens again Friday at 1 p.m. at the Magnolia. Did you see it? What’d you think?
After Friday evening’s screening of Crawford as a part of the AFI Film Festival, director/producer David Modigliani was asked whether the documentary had been shown to George W. given his role in the life of Crawford, Texas. He noted that a five minute rough cut had been provided to Bush through a connection with Condoleezza Rice when he was trying to gain access to the Bush ranch. However, the response he received was an emailed (previously unpublished) picture of Modigliani at an earlier Democratic National Convention. No further response was ever received. The theater audience laughed as the young filmmaker shirked his shoulders showing his belief that the film was not slanted with any particular political leanings – just the portrayal of a small town that got big and then small again. The story of Crawford isn’t what one would expect, and definitely a film worth seeing.