Chris Smith directed Sr. and is also known for his Tiger King series (to forever be remembered along with The Last Dance/Covid Beginnings sanity saving spectaculars). Considering how well he handled Sr., I am super excited about his Gene Wilder documentary.
Sr. could not have been easy to direct as Sr. showed his true creative control freak colors and Jr. is one of the most hyperactive men on the planet. And those are compliments for both men, as the creative force comes with its wake so to speak.
This isn’t getting nay love from major Awards nominations, but I think it’s as deserving as Fire and Love.
I was moved at the frank conversations Jr. got to have with his Dad before he passed and also for the things he didn’t get to know. To quote a line from White Lotus, you can’t ever really know another person, and even more extreme, we are sometimes a mystery unto ourselves. That’s the beauty of life.