The latest issue of The Seventh Art features a brief conversation with photographer and documentary filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield. Greenfield’s latest film, The Queen of Versailles, has been generating headlines lately, both for its theatrical success, as well as David Siegel recently filing suit against the filmmaker for what he deems an inaccurate portrayal of himself in the film.
Though this Q&A made a point of not addressing the lawsuit, it instead provides a wide-ranging profile of Greenfield’s career that takes into account her craft, including her cinematic influences (Fred Wiseman, D.A. Pennybaker, Chris Marker), the formal decisions made as she shifts from photography to filmmaking, and the relationship she develops with the subjects of her documentaries.
Watch the segment in ISSUE 5