Over at his Cinema Echo Chamber, Brandon Harris picks up where his “25 New Faces” profile of Benh Zeitlin (photographed here by Richard Koek) left off with this wide-ranging interview. Here Zeitlin talks about the accident he suffered while on his way to the film’s premiere.
CEC: Your film won a shorts prize at SXSW – sadly, you we’re hospitalized just prior due to an auto accident, correct? How is your recovery going?
Zeitlin: The accident happened days after finishing a year and half of breathing Glory at Sea around the clock, so it was kind of a mandatory vacation, Not one I’ve particularly appreciated. I just added a massive geezer-led hospital prison break to my next film, which is certainly inspired my experience in our health care system. But all in all considering the pretzel of metal they pried me out of I’m lucky to be able to wiggle my toes, and its certainly seeming like I’ll make a full recovery down the line. Also, I’m happy to be living proof that watching movies, drinking whiskey, and making love can all be done without the use of ones right leg.