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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Wild, Wild Duplass Brothers

Last night, I had the pleasure of hearing the Duplass Brothers speak at Symphony Space about their new book, Like Brothers. Michael Ian Black brought his usual wit to host the session. Mark Duplass (The League, Your Sister's Sister, The One I Love, The Mindy Project, Togetherness, etc.) and Jay Duplass (Transparent, The Mindy Project, Togetherness, etc.) have been on quite a tear lately as actors, producers, directors, etc. 

You may not have heard yet about a documentary they recently executive produced: Wild Wild Country. Here's the current description on Wikipedia: "[A] Netflix documentary series about the controversial Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho), his one-time personal assistant Ma Anand Sheela, and their community of followers in the Rajneeshpuram community located in Wasco County, Oregon. It was released on Netflix on March 16, 2018, after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival." (citations omitted)

Legal scholars may find interesting the following topics that arise in varying degrees (light spoilers in this paragraph if you're ultra sensitive): Church-state relations, criminal law, medical non-consent, immigration law, election law, fraud, land use, gun rights, bioterrorism, and more. 

The documentary is six episodes, each about an hour in length. While perhaps it could have been cut down to, say, four episodes, I think many viewers will crave more after watching all six.

Posted by Adam Kolber on May 9, 2018 at 10:24 AM | Permalink


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