Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in November

Casting By

Release: November 1
Director: Tom Donahue
Cast: Documentary

This documentary history and appreciation of motion picture casting directors (which ran on HBO but is doing a theatrical run for awards consideration) may sound too inside-baseball for casual moviegoers, but it’s got a hero (Marion Dougherty, the casting director who revolutionized the profession), a villain (DGA President, maker of mediocre films, and general smug prick Taylor Hackford), a compelling story of a trailblazing original, and delicious footage of countless stars when they were impossibly young up-and-comers. It’s educational and surprisingly persuasive, but more than that, it’s a lot of fun.