In the age of the Netflick, it takes something special to get you to the theater.
This is that something special:
The doc blends classic filmmaking with live performance — narrated by Green in person while a backing band plays the score.
So the doc only exists at the moment when it’s screened.
Green: “It’s a lovely, fleeting way for something to be in the world.”
The somethings covered: the tallest man, the oldest thing, the longest time in an ice bath and more.
Rich subjects for a guy who made an in-depth (and highly watchable) paean to San Francisco's fog.
The Measure of All Things is guaranteed to sell out given the track record of his producing partners at Pop-Up Magazine (they did the Beck songbook show and are soon to launch The California Sunday Magazine).