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Alexander Olch's The Windmill Movie

Jun 19th, 2009 | Categories: Film | by Michael Williams

When I first met Alexander Olch a few years ago about working on his PR I gave him a hard time about his dueling career paths. “Are you a tie designer or a filmmaker?” I asked. With a grin he replied, “both!” it took a little convincing but we did end up working with Olch for his PR (and he still remains a client). Just yesterday I saw Mr. Olch’s writer, director, filmmaker role come to fruition when his documentary The Windmill Movie opened at Film Forum. The film is a portrait of Richard Rogers — Alexander’s film professor and mentor at Harvard — that is culled from decades worth of archival footage that Richard shot in an effort to tell the story of his life. Olch does an amazing job of putting together the long-over-due tale of Dick Rogers’ of professional jealousy, a resented privileged upbringing and the struggle to make it all into a film.

The Windmill Movie is now playing at Film Forum and in Washington D.C. with more cities to follow. Read more: The New York Times and Valet

Comments: 4

4 Comments to “Alexander Olch's The Windmill Movie”

  1. Nick
    on Jun 20th, 2009
    @ 4:10 AM

    This film was rad. Not gonna lie, it’ll bum you out a little… but good.

  2. Shaun
    on Jun 20th, 2009
    @ 7:12 PM

    Can’t wait for it to come to the left coast.

  3. cake.
    on Jun 25th, 2009
    @ 4:27 PM

    this film looks goddamn amazing.

  4. chaz
    on Jun 25th, 2009
    @ 5:33 PM

    Can’t believe this is actually playing down the street. Will have to check out.