Chapter | ten

If You Want It Done

Right, You've Got to

Do It Yourself, or Pay

Someone a lot of Money

One of the most interesting pieces of feedback that I've ever received following a screening of one of my films occurred just a few months ago at a Poultrygeist screening at the Avignon Film Festival. I'd done a short introduction to the movie, and then stepped outside to bum a cigarette off an adoring fan. (If your last name is Kaufman and you are my wife or one of my daughters, then I had simply stepped outside to get a breath of fresh air. Hear that, Charlotte?) As I was taking in one particularly satisfying drag of fresh air, I was approached by an audience member who had somehow torn herself away from the chicken carnage inside.

“That is ...

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