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Directed by Chris Smith

United States 1999 107 mins.

Chris Smith’s classic 1999 documentary follows Wisconsin raconteur and aspiring filmmaker Mark Borchardt as he struggles to corral his goofball friends into making the short horror-thriller film Coven, in hopes it’ll allow him to make his “slice of life” dream project.



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