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Martin Scorsese’s Making a New York Review of Books Documentary

Director Martin Scorsese speaks onstage at the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards Feature Film Symposium held at Directors Guild Of America on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Martin Scorsese, New York Review of Books subscriber. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

With the Wall Street wolves exhausted, Martin Scorsese is shifting his gaze to a different sort of fancy New Yorker: The New York Review of Books. Scorsese, along with David Tedeschi, is working on a documentary about the hallowed publication. An in-progress version of the still-untitled doc will premiere next month at the Berlin Film Festival. The film will feature archived interviews with the likes of James Baldwin, Susan Sontag, and Norman Mailer, and new interviews from Joan Didion, Michael Chabon, and others. Scorsese is obviously no stranger to documentaries, releasing ones on Fran Lebowitz, Elia Kazan, and George Harrison in the last few years. He also has that Bill Clinton doc in the works for HBO. Can’t wait for the Robert Silvers with a candle up his butt scene.

Scorsese’s Making a New York Review of Books Doc