I love documentaries but am getting pretty fed up with how serious and heavy handed they’ve become. Sure, there are many, many incredibly important true life stories that need to be told but those same movies really seem to have a death grip on the genre. It’s kind of frustrating that these “sky is falling” docs corner the market while other great stories get relegated to the end of the line.
Alas this is why I’m showing all you wonderful people in the Flick Nation the trailer for Finders Keepers which is a documentary about a guy who finds a real life human foot in a barbeque and the guy who the foot belongs (belonged?) to wanting it back. The rub is in the title.
This doc looks fantastic and it did very well when it appeared at Sundance. But even though the story is hilarious and outrageous (and, true) it also looks like the film will get into ideas of celebrrity, ego and the owning of property which is always intriguing. Finders Keepers puts its foot down September 25.
When his amputated leg is discovered in a grill sold at a North Carolina auction, John Wood finds himself at the center of a worldwide media frenzy. Believing the new-found attention to be his chance at doing some great things in an otherwise disappointing, wayward life, he’s quickly swept up in the hysteria as the leg’s enterprising buyer, Shannon Whisnant, then sues to regain its custody. But the stranger-than-fiction chain of events, fueling John’s drug addiction and compounded by generations of his familial dysfunction, soon sets John on the streets and heading to his certain demise. Just in time, however, another twist in these fantastical occurrences gives John a final shot at becoming whole for the first time in his life.
TRT: 84 minutes