When TrustMovies first met David Redmon, co-direc-tor/producer/editor and cinematog-rapher (with Ashley Sabin) of the new documentary GIRL MODEL, it was the summer of 2008 and -- even though the interview was primarily about their film Mardi Gras: Made in China, which was about to make its DVD debut -- the two were already hard at work on their upcoming movie about very young Russian girls, 13-15, who want to becomes models. At the time of our interview (for Greencine.com: you can read it here, with our talk about the upcoming Girl Model appearing on page two), it was clear that the film -- having to do with underage girls, "agents," photographers, and what sounded like a certain criminal element involved in the whole thing -- was a very tricky proposition. Before I sent the final interview to my editor, in fact, I had to delete certain portions for fear of getting the filmmakers or their subjects into trouble.
Susan Sontag (Illness as Metaphor) would never agree.
First Run Features, opens Wednesday, September 5, in New York City at the IFC Center. It'll be opening in the weeks and months to come in another dozen cities, as well. Click here to see all currently scheduled playdates.