VOYEUR
Documentary Feature | 95 minutes

HIFF 2017

World Cinema

This film played at HIFF 2017
on 10/7/17 and 10/8/17
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Directed By
Myles Kane
Josh Koury

Produced By
Trisha Koury

Featuring
Gay Talese
Gerald Foos


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2017 | English | USA

In 2016, legendary journalist Gay Talese published in The New Yorker an excerpt from his upcoming book The Voyeur’s Motel, which quickly proved to be one of the most controversial stories of his career. Following the writer during this period, documentarians Myles Kane and Josh Koury track Talese as he investigates the story of the Colorado motel owner, Gerald Foos, who secretly built an observation platform to watch the most intimate moments in the lives of his guests. As questions emerge about Foos’s trustworthiness, Talese is thrown into the middle of a controversy that threatens to destroy the story he’s been working on for more than three decades.