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Alumnus Josh Kuory’s documentary, VOYEUR, premieres on Netflix December 1st, 2017

November 20, 2017

MFA in Film alumnus Josh Koury’s (’16) documentary feature VOYEUR will premiere on Netflix December 1st, 2017.

Koury co-directed VOYEUR with Myles Kane. VOYEUR follows Gay Talese — the 84-year-old giant of modern journalism — as he reports one of the most controversial stories of his career: a portrait of a Colorado motel owner, Gerald Foos.  For decades, Foos secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially designed ceiling vents, peering down from an “observation platform” he built in the motel’s attic. He kept detailed journals of his guests’ most private moments — from the mundane to the shocking — but most of all he sought out, spied on, and documented one thing: strangers having sex. Talese’s insatiable curiosity leads him to turn his gaze to a man accustomed to being the watcher, exploring a tangle of ethical questions: What does a journalist owe to his subjects? How can a reporter trust a source who has made a career of deception? Who is really the voyeur?

VOYEUR was Koury’s thesis film while attending VCFA. While he had shot much of the footage before embarking on his MFA, Koury credits the film program’s faculty for focusing his project and ultimately helping him complete the film.

We had the exciting opportunity to interview Josh and Myles about the film and will be posting our conversation with them next week. Stay tuned!