Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

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Ten years of sporadic filming has come to fruition for director Ben Shapiro–his new documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters explores and exposes the life and artistic conceptions of photographer Gregory Crewdson. Crewdson’s documentation of American life, in particular small towns and the people in them, has gained with the credit of “conceiving a new, expansive photographic language.” Shapiro’s documentary was an Official Selection at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Keep an eye out for screenings at local art house cinemas.