MORE SHOES, a documentary about my journey on foot from Madrid to Kiev. A few years ago I was creatively adrift, looking to do something in film but unhappy with what I'd tried so far. Then I happened upon Werner Herzog's comment that aspiring filmmakers shouldn't bother going to film school. Instead, he said, they should make a journey alone, on foot, for five thousand kilometers, "let's say from Madrid to Kiev". This journey, he claimed, would teach one the essential nature of cinema. I decided to take Herzog's words literally and walk from Madrid to Kiev. MORE SHOES is the resultant filmed record of that journey. It's the story of who I met, what I saw, and how the whole experience changed me. The film premiered at Slamdance 2008 and went on to play 25 festivals worldwide, winning "Best Documentary" honors at three of them.
The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war.
Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St.