It’s been a great year for documentaries already (read our feature on the best of 2015 so far), but there’s plenty more to come as we move towards Christmas and awards season, and one of the most high-profile, and with the potential to crossover, is “Finders Keepers.”
Debuting at Sundance in January, Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel’s film tells the oddball story of John Wood and Shannon Whisnant. The former was a drug addict who, after losing his leg in a plane crash, lost the disembodied appendage again when his embalmed foot was accidentally sold off along with the rest of the contents of his storage lockers to pay off his debts. Whisnant was a bargain hunter who bought the leg, beginning a battle between the two for ownership of the limb.
We had some reservations about the film in our review, but nevertheless called it “fascinating,” and it’s been a hit on the festival circuit ever since. The Orchard is putting the film out next month, and you can get your first glimpse of the film thanks to a trailer that Yahoo Movies landed. Take a look below, and you can check out the movie as a whole on September 25th.