These local guys, making a local movie
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These local guys, making a local movie

AMERICAN MOVIE Is The Best Local Movie Documentary And It's a Cult Classic

If you've never seen the 1999 American Movie documentary, you really need to. It's an extraordinary doc about 2 guys in Wisconsin (Milwaukee?) who set out to make a low-budget horror despite all odds.
What's so fascinating about this is how hard this guy works yet seems to get nowhere. He's a smart and knowledgable guy but his drinking and shortsightedness (like hiring his friends instead of experienced crew members) get in his way constantly, as he tries to make the ultimate American Movie.
Mark and Mike
Mark and Mike
Mark Borschadt in American Movie
Mark Borschadt in American Movie
“It doesn't get more local than American Movie.”
Mark, the main character
Mark, the main character
American Movie
American Movie
Mark and his Uncle Bill, who finances his movie
Mark and his Uncle Bill, who finances his movie
Mike in American Movie
Mike in American Movie