American Movie The Making of Northwestern (1999)

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DOCUMENTARY. The true story of Mark Borchardt, a modern-day cinematic auteur based in Wisconsin, who aspires to directorial glory but lacks the necessary finance to finish his epics, which include "The More The Scarier" and "I Blow Up". The film mainly concentrates on his attempt to finish his 16mm opus, a short horror film entitled "Coven", so that he can begin his dream movie, "Northwestern"; to this end Mark has to inveigle his 82-year-old uncle, Bill, in his financial wranglings.

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