The Little Documentary that Could
Will Herb and Dorothy, the uber-charming documentary about New Yorkers Herb and Dorothy Vogel—a working-class couple who managed to build one of the most important collections of 20th century art — be 2009′s answer to Spellbound? At this past weekend’s Hamptons International Film Festival, the movie, which first time director Megumi Sasaki financed largely on her own, relying on personal loans and credit cards, picked up both the audience and the jury prizes for Best Documentary.
The film, which also won the Audience Award at the 2008 Silverdocs festival, is not yet scheduled for theatrical release but let’s hope all the festival attention changes that soon. Our story about the Vogels appears in the November issue (read it here).
Below, the trailer for the film:
Portrait by Ben Hoffman