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Films: Mark Borchardt

American Movie

  • 4 stars
  • 2000
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chris Smith
  • Cast: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank

Smith and producer Sarah Price's documentation of oddball Wisconsin filmmaker Mark Borchardt's efforts to get his Great American Movie made is amusing and fascinating. Borchardt is more Ed Wood than Orson Welles, but 'American Movie''s makers admire his tenacity, and their non-judgemental approach has been rewarded with a…