Skip to main content

Cormac's Trash

USA, 1999 (MIFF 1999, Documentary)

Director: Rafe Greenlee

Anything but trash, this short documentary is a detective story and a comic snapshot of American culture in the US-Mexico border town of El Paso. In his quest to understand the reclusive novelist Cormac McCarthy, film maker Rafe Greenlee explores the meaning of privacy in a very public way.

See also...

The March

In interviews with her son, Fela Ravett recalls the 1945 'Death March' from Auschwitz. With deconstructive images and editing, the footage spans 13 years. The March reveals more of the process of ... More »

Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son was stolen by an advert from the 60s peace movement. Wilcox has stolen it back. Responding to the ad's patriotic misreading of the Creedence ditty, this film returns the song to its ... More »

Post No Bills

Robbie Conal is an artist who sneaks about at night with a broom and a bucket of glue. He has a healthy disrespect for most politicians and celebrities, and is keen to show his art outside galleries ... More »

Tomboychik

You can't get more low budget than this, but you can't get much more emotionally powerful either. Here rare and intimate moments of pure love, regret, admiration and naivety are shared between ... More »

Which Way Is East: Notebooks From Vietnam

This new film from San Francisco filmmmaker Lynne Sachs is a sensual, rather than factual travelogue around Vietnam. With her sister Dana, who is living and working as a Journalist in Vietnam, Sachs ... More »

Homeboys

Homeboys is about the young members of street gangs in Los Angeles. The junior leagues, who are failing in school, dropping out and forming gangs that mimic the activities of the older, more violent ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director