Today, thanks to director Steven Soderbergh and the Criterion Collection, American satirist Spalding Gray takes his final bow in ‘And Everything Is Going To Be Fine’.
Spalding became an iconic part of New York’s subculture through his performance art and many monologues, often satirizing his own personal life and adventures. Back in January of 2004 Spalding Gray was reported missing, and 2 months later his body was found adrift in New York’s East River. He was 62 years old.
Gray and Soderbergh collaborated back in 1996 with the critically acclaimed ‘Cray’s Anatomy’. Now, 8 years after his death, director Steven Soderbergh has given Spalding Gray his final monologue. Using existing footage of Spalding Gray, from interviews and performances, Soderbergh has crafted a documentary of the late performers life in Spalding Gray’s own words.
Painting an iconic and haunting portrait, ‘Everything Is Going To Be Fine’ gives Spalding an encore performance from beyond the grave, making this our DVD pick of the week.
One of the ways to reincarnate is to tell your story. I get enormous pleasure from that. It’s like coming back.
‘And Everything Is Going To Be Fine’ is available on Blu-ray/DVD on June 19th
- New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
- Making of “And Everything Is Going Fine,” featuring director Steven Soderbergh, producer Kathie Russo, and editor Susan Littenberg
- Sex and Death to the Age 14, Spalding Gray’s first monologue, created in 1979 and filmed in 1982
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by writer Nell Casey, editor of The Journals of Spalding Gray