The Devil is in the Detail
Directed by Peter Friedman
A feature-length cinéma vérité documentary portrait of one of the world's greatest stage directors at work. From his first sketches in pencil until opening night, we witness Carsen's creative processes as he adapts Leonard Bernstein's 1956 CANDIDE, which Bernstein based on the classic 18th century classic short novel by Voltaire. Bernstein chose Voltaire’s CANDIDE as a vehicle to satirize the infamous Senator McCarthy and his anti-Communist witch hunt “trials”.