The Playlist Podcast returns for an in-depth conversation with Nicolas Steiner, director of the great documentary “Above and Below.” The film opens in limited release today and will expand in the weeks ahead.
“Above and Below” is easily one of the best and most cinematic documentaries to come out this year so far, the rare nonfiction film that demands to be seen on a big screen, and even offers a tremendous auditory experience as well. The film follows five characters, credited as April, Dave, Cindy, Rick, and The Godfather, and is loosely connected by their voluntary off-the-grid lifestyles that the film weaves together beautifully. It’s a small film, but one that I highly recommend to any movie fan. In the following interview, I talk with Nicolas Steiner about constructing beautiful shots for a nonfiction work, the power of good sound design and how he got distribution for his graduation film.
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