Tuesday, June 22, 2021

INTERVIEW: David Cross and Tom Putnam discuss ‘The Dark Divide’ and the Mysteries of Bigfoot

Celebrating the release of The Dark Divide on streaming, Nerds and Beyond had the pleasure of chatting with star David Cross and director Tom Putnam about their moving film adaptation of environmentalist Robert Pyle’s memoir (‘Where Bigfoot Walks: Crossing the Dark Divide’)We spoke about the challenges of filming on location in the wilderness (like surprise mountain lions!), and finding meaning or metaphor in the Bigfoot mystery.

The Dark Divide, inspired by Robert Pyle’s 1995 trek through the Washington wilderness following the death of his wife, is a surprisingly tender and often funny film that layers a story of personal loss with larger issues of environmentalism, conservation, and the hubris of modern science. Grief is a forest and nothing captures that feeling like overwhelming hugeness of the Cascade Mountains that Pyle finds himself lost in.

Warning: interview contains mild spoilers.

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The Dark Divide is now available to rent on Amazon Prime.

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Britt
Britt is a Los Angeles based writer, burlesque performer, and life long nerd. A former drama kid turned playwright and classic ambivert, (shout out fellow ambiverts! There are dozens of us! Dozens!) her love of books, snacks, and cats makes her a Ravenclaw with Hufflepuff leanings. She is a voracious reader, writer, and unapologetic binge-watcher. Her lifelong obsessions include Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Arrested Development, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Herbert's Dune series. Her current obsessions include: Sherlock, Black Mirror, The Great British Baking Show, RuPaul's Drag Race, and Counterpart. She will also gladly talk people's ears off about graphic novels if they let her, which they usually don't. Find Britt on Twitter @MsGeorgiaOQueef

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