David Lowery Q&A on Letterboxd

Directory David Lowery is promoting his new film The Old Man & the Gun, which has been getting great reviews. In the process however, he is beginning to realize that maybe it’s his last one that he will be remembered for.

“I’m doing a lot of press for The Old Man & the Gun right now and going to a lot of screenings, and the common refrain is ‘The Old Man & the Gun’s great but, man, A Ghost Story is something else!” And I’ve become aware that that might be the movie that defines me more than any other and that’s fine because it’s the movie I’m the most proud of. I certainly know that it has struck a chord.”

A Ghost Story affected me more than any other film last year—including CoCo. I still think about it often. It’s a completely unique film experience that I’m actually scared to revisit. Equally frightening is this quote, which got me thinking about creatives who create their finest work and live to experience it.

David Lowery will hopefully continue to make great films (he’s adapting Peter Pan for Disney next), but how does knowing that his best work is potentially behind him affect his ambition?

Lowry also gave Letterboxd a short list of his favorite ghost films that I found interesting.