ATLFF Filmmaker Elise Durant Answers Our Mix-and-Match Questionnaire

Complete this sentence: "If you liked _________ or _________, you'll love my film."

 Paris, Texas
Alice in the Cities

( I've been told.)

Is your film for cat people or dog people? Why?

 Cat people.

What's the most challenging part of making a film for you? Do you enjoy the challenge or is it something to be avoided?

Production. To be avoided. But necessary. 

Of the filmmakers working today, whose talent do you want to steal?

Saw Foxcatcher a few days ago. So impressed by the directing, by the telling of the story in the most essential way possible. Sparing use of dialogue, the telling of the story through action, key images. So elegantly done. 

Name three films you consider underappreciated and explain their hidden genius.

The Headless Woman by Lucrecia Martel. Total genius.
La Cienaga by Lucrecia Martel
Ruby in Paradise. So simple.

What are your three favorite ways to eat potatoes?

Chips. Covered in hot sauce and lime.
Mashed. Drenched in gravy and butter.
Hash browns. Crispy. 

Elise's film, "Edén," screens this Sunday, March 22nd at 4pm at the Woodruff Arts Center! Get your tickets soon!