Zwigoff on Crumb and Louie Bluie

When Terry Zwigoff made his debut feature Louie Bluie in 1985, he didn’t have big plans for a movie career. “My expectations were to show it in my living room to friends,” he explains in a new interview with the A.V. Club’s Noel Murray, coinciding with the release this week of Criterion’s special editions of Louie Bluie and Crumb. Read the entire entertaining conversation, in which Zwigoff lays out the production and distribution sagas of these breakthrough documentaries and how they informed his subsequent fiction filmmaking, as well as his brief history with Woody Allen and his love of old French films.

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