” Some people have these small, positive schemes for survival, a kind of strength that I am attracted to, maybe because I’m prone to the blues. “


” Festivals are where I see other peoples’ films, where we talk, where I get to learn what was working about the film, I get to have a discussion with viewers… and people who enjoy reading films – I enjoy reading other peoples’ films, and what discussions can come of that. “


” You gotta call it out first, it always has to be called out when we need social change, but this is how social change happens: you call it out. People had to call out child labor. People had to call out, ‘Hey time’s up, we need to vote. We live in this country.’ People had to call out ‘time’s up’ on enslaving people, you know. “


” I like to make films about how people survive living in the United States. “


” In documentary, mostly, people are going to say untoward things, people are going to have gnarly beliefs. People aren’t perfect. “


” American film isn’t just film and glamor and fame and the lives of people who are fortunate financially. Those aren’t the only stories in this vast nation. That’s my mandate. “


” We’re always on the search for a novel or a source or an existing screenplay, or writing something ourselves that turns us on. But because films cost a lot of money to make and a huge amount of effort to get the people to rally, you have to really like it, you can’t just semi-like it. Getting to ‘really like’ is the part that takes the minute. “



All 7 Debra Granik Quotes about People in picture


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Festivals are where I see other peoples
You gotta call it out first, it always has to be called out when we need social change, but this is how social change happens: you call it out. People had to call out child labor. People had to call out,
I like to make films about how people survive living in the United States.
In documentary, mostly, people are going to say untoward things, people are going to have gnarly beliefs. People aren
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