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Review: Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie

23 October 2008 3:22 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

If you’re expecting to glimpse an actual Sasquatch in this movie, you can forget it. Except for one photograph of a tall, dark and handsome specimen casually posing at the edge of the woods, there are no Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) to be seen. 

But you will witness Wayne Burton, a self-styled Bigfoot photographer, having his reputation questioned when he stalls and claims the wrong dates for one of his sightings during an Internet radio interview.

This botched interview incident turns out to be a cornerstone for Jay Delaney’s documentary. Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie follows Burton and Dallas Gilbert, two best friends who live in the rural woods of Ohio and maintain a popular, albeit controversial, website about the man-monster. We watch as the pals let us into their personal lives, which include living in poverty, their supportive wives and going on Bigfoot “research” trips in their local woods. »

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Sxsw 2008: Jay Delaney on "Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie"

13 March 2008 7:57 AM, PDT | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

By Stephen Saito

I'll start with a spoiler: You won't see Bigfoot in Jay Delaney's documentary, "Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie." (Actually, that's a matter of opinion, since there's photographic evidence presented throughout the film that may or may not be Sasquatch.) But there is something much more elusive that Delaney captures as he tracks two Bigfoot hunters through the Appalachian woods of Portsmouth, Ohio . a loving portrait of Dallas and Wayne, two old friends looking for a major accomplishment to be remembered for in a place where there aren't many opportunities to make a mark. While both men believe the discovery of Bigfoot could also bring fame and fortune, they also enjoy the thrill of the hunt, and when the arrival of a high-profile Bigfoot hunter complicates their research, their friendship is tested. I caught up with Delaney after his film premiered at Sxsw to talk about the »

- Stephen Saito

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