Drying for Freedom: Interview with Director Steven Lake

My interview with the director of Drying for Freedom is up at WasherDryerInfo.com. (Yes, there is a documentary about clotheslines, and perhaps just as improbably, yes, there is a website dedicated to washers and dryers, and I write for it.)

This one was pretty fun. The film has been doing the festival circuit for a while, but they haven’t locked in a distribution deal for wider release yet. I think it deserves to find a home on Netflix, alongside all the indie food documentaries—it’s done in a very similar style.

Steven, the director, told me he got the idea for the film while he was bored, fiddling around on Wikipedia—I wonder how often that happens now.

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The day we did the interview was the same day as the massive manhunt for the younger Boston Marathon bombing suspect. I live about a mile from where it was going down, and spent pretty much the whole day on lockdown. The interview was a nice distraction on an otherwise really bizarre day.

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