"Better Than Something: Jay Reatard" may be the best rock doc since "Dig"
Posted 08/05/2011 4:20 PM by IFC , Steven Hyden
IFC: You didn't know Jay Reatard before you began the film. How did you come to be involved with the project?
AH: We had no idea that was coming. That was incredibly shocking to us. We had no idea what we were getting into. He had such energy when we were there. We were rarely probing or asking questions. We'd bring up one question, and it would be Jay going on and on. He was so entertaining. He was a storyteller. He had a way of engaging you.
IFC: Your film started out as a short called "Waiting For Something." At what point did you realize that you had enough for a feature?