What happens to the 705 people of tiny Crawford, Tex. when George W. Bush moves to town?
Chilmark summer resident David Modigliani took his camera and a small film crew to find out. The result is Crawford, a full-length documentary film which has been making a name for itself on the national film circuit ever since a packed Chilmark screening of the film-in-progress last summer. It has sold out at every festival since its premier at the Texas festival South by Southwest in March. Frank Rich of the New York Times linked to the film, and writer-director Richard Linklater has called it “a must-see of this year’s docs.”
Next Wednesday, at the Brooklyn International Film Festival, the film will have its New York premier. The film screens June 4 at 8 p.m. at the Brooklyn Lyceum and again at the same time and place on Sunday, June 8. Tickets are available on the film festival Web site, wbff.org.
Mr. Modigliani invites those unable to attend the screenings to watch the trailer on YouTube or on the film’s Web site, crawfordmovie.com, where they can also sign up to be notified when DVDs go on sale. The next stop for the film is the Munich International Film Festival at the end of June.
“I hope that folks in New York will come out and enjoy the film with me,” wrote Mr. Modigliani in an e-mail. “And that those of you who’ve seen it elsewhere will recommend it to friends in the city.”