KAN-KAN CINEMA PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR
A Steve McQueen passion project showcasing incredible use of documentary footage blended with scripted scenes. Its 1971 release was largely misunderstood by the American audience, but I personally love the lack of plot in order to force the viewer to absorb the race and the world it creates.
Director Asif Kapadia crafts remarkable documentaries using mostly found footage and avoiding traditional talking heads creating a movie where you forget you are even watching a documentary. A masterclass in editing. Also, Senna happens to be one of the greatest racers. Ever.
Well it’s not cars, but that race scene at the end has all the suspense of the Indianapolis 500. It also happens to be one of my favorite coming of age movies, showcasing a beautiful late 70’s Bloomington, Indiana with an amazing cast and even better script. Ciao Papa!