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In a conversation with Errol Morris at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Werner Herzog stated that you can’t be a filmmaker without reading books. More recently, Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky shared a list of his own favorite books. Taking their suggested reading lists in tandem, we now have a list of ten “must read” books from a pair of auteurs; the first five are Aronofsky’s selections and are on the topic of movies, and the second five are Herzog’s and aren’t limited to a particular topic. I’ve only read three of the ten; how about you? More »
Plastic Bag, a first-person narrative from the perspective of a discarded grocery bag, is part of the FUTURESTATES series of shorts, which collectively ask “What will become of America in five, 25, or even 50 years from today?”
Directed by Ramin Bahrani, voiced by Werner Herzog. Be sure to check out the other ten FUTURESTATES shorts; I felt a particular affinity for this one, in part because the opening shot of The West Side is of one such piece of migrating polyethylene.