Finely stylized biopic about the slow demise of the popular actor Bob Crane: from respectable father to sex slave and private porn video pioneer, who embraces his demons as if they are his best friends.
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I took a long shower after watching this - to rinse off the slimy feeling I couldn't shake. Schrader's films do that to me, yet there is no denying that this is an excellent movie, esp. for its acting. The handsome but bland visage of Greg Kinnear was the perfect choice to play Bob Cramer, playing off Willem Dafoe's vile take on Carpenter. And (sob!) I used to love Hogan's Heroes.
For anyone in London, Auto Focus will be showing as part of a Voyeurism Double Bill with sex, lies, and videotape, on Sun 8th January, at the Shacklewell Arms in Dalston (only £5 on the door). Venue listing is here: http://tinyurl.com/cu5cyyj and the blog page is here: http://t.co/wh6248qQ.