The idea of documenting one’s life via confessional and storytelling monologues is hardly unusual in 2010, but Spalding Gray did it before almost anyone else. And he did it better; in films like Swimming to Cambodia, Monster in a Box and Gray’s Anatomy his personal histories were a gateway to perceptive observations about life and the world around us.

Gray’s Anatomy was directed by Steven Soderbergh. After Spalding Gray’s tragic death by apparent suicide, his widow asked the director to make a documentary about her late husband. The result is And Everything is Going Fine, which is presented not as “a documentary by Steven Soderbergh,” but as “a tribute by” the director. The trailer is after the break. Read More »

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Slamdance 2010 (the other Park City, UT film fest)  is where you’ll want to be to catch the world premiere of Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming documentary, And Everything Is Going Fine. The doc concerns the life and work of Spalding Gray, who made a career as a writer, actor, and monologist. Gray and Soderbergh worked together previously on the 1996 film, Gray’s Anatomy, as well as 1993’s King of the Hill .

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