Film description
20th of July, 13:15
Helios 9
23th of July, 19:15
Helios 9
Do you want to see this film?
Make the description available
Other users’ tags
greens: 53
yellows: 44
reds: 33
no public tags
And Everything Is Going Fine
dir. Steven Soderbergh / USA 2010 / 90’
subtitles: Polish


Spalding Gray

Film description

On January 10, 2004, Spalding Gray, actor, writer, author of self-deprecating monologues, and NY personality referred to as the WASP Woody Allen for his New England roots and neurotic sense of humor, left home and disappeared without a trace. Several weeks later, the police found his body on the bank of the East River and a brief investigation showed he had committed suicide. Even though depression, death and self-destruction were frequent themes in Gray’s work, his death came as complete surprise to family, friends, and fans. Inspired by Kathy Russo, Gray’s widow, Steven Soderbergh, who had worked with Gray several times, including directing one of his famous monologues, Gray’s Anatomy, made this unusual documentary as part homage and part attempt to analyze events that led up to his death.

And Everything Is Going Fine is both spare and emotional: in editing archive footage from e.g. family films, Soderbergh lets his subject speak without commentary, letting his meandering and seemingly disconnected tale ring out. Masterful use of narration and an evocative score (composed by Forrest Gray, Spalding’s son) engages us to reflect on Spalding’s fate, but also the ephemeral nature of remembrance.

Kamila Sławińska

1th edition archive website (year 2010).
Go to the current edition website:
Festival Calendar
October 2010 (1st edition)
1819 20 21 22 23 24
Go to the section
for film / director / concert:
© Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty 2010-2011
created by: Pracownia Pakamera