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Westdoc explores Jesse McCracken’s Hot Docs ’21 feature “Grey Roads”

Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series to bring his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its readership. In ...
April 26, 2021

Realscreen is partnering with filmmaker and executive producer Chuck Braverman and his Westdoc Online video series to bring his interviews with acclaimed documentarians and non-fiction content industry figures to its readership.

In this episode, Braverman talks to Canadian filmmaker Jesse McCracken, whose latest effort, Grey Roads, is premiering at the virtual edition of the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival this week.

McCracken, the director and cinematographer behind the feature doc Motel, says he wanted to make a film about “men in small towns,” through the lens of his hometown, Markdale, and his own father and grandfather. The film, shot primarily in black and white to denote both a sense of nostalgia and a timeless quality, explores how both the town and its inhabitants are weathering the changes imposed by time and “progress.” McCracken served as director, producer, sound person and editor for this effort.

The film makes its world premiere at Hot Docs on April 29.

For this and other episodes of Westdoc, visit the official site here.

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