Alan Zweig: Early Shorts
Alan Zweig is behind the wheel in his first film, chatting up strangers and colleagues in this impressionistic taxi travelogue. The instrumentation and ethnic make-up of drivers has changed since the 1970s, but “Keep going, make money, and be a nice guy” are words to live by for cabbies and budding documentarians alike!
Stealing Images’ protagonist is a reclusive and opinionated film director who roams the city, fascinated by its endless possibilities and potential encounters. This exploration of the filmmaker as unreliable narrator, searcher, fraud and failure feels more autobiographical than fictional. - Angie Driscoll
Zweig’s homage to John Cassavetes’ Husbands is a fusion of improvisation and cinéma vérité. A gang of guys hang out, drinking and shooting the shit. Conversations go nowhere and sing-a-longs erupt as they sit around trying to decide what to do, where to go, and who they are.
- torontoist Feature