Documentary Filmmakers 2011 Interview Series #2: Jay Cheel, Director of ‘Beauty Day’

With Hot Docs underway in just a few days, our Toronto correspondent Mike Waldman speaks with Jay Cheel,  the writer-director of Beauty Day, which chronicles the life (and injuries) of stunt-TV pioneer Ralph Zavadil. Just ahead of its Canadian premiere at the fest, Cheel discusses the film’s style, Zavadil’s personality, and Cheel’s documentary influences.

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