While the Space Race, the Arms Race, and a myriad of other Cold War competitions are common knowledge, few know that the United States and Soviet Union faced off in a race to see which country could dig the deepest hole. This lack of public awareness is particularly surprising seeing that one of the countries may have discovered Hell in the process…

Sundance 2020

Director – Matt McCormick

Matt McCormick is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, and assistant professor at Gonzaga University. His work blends mediums and defies genre distinctions, and has exhibited in venues ranging from The Sundance Film Festival to the Museum of Modern Art. His film The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal was named in ‘Top 10 / Best of 2002’ lists in both The Village Voice and Art Forum magazine and called one of the “Best Indie Films of the Decade” by Filmmaker Magazine. Matt’s work has received positive reviews from The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone Magazine and many others. Matt’s debut feature film Some Days are Better than Others premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival and is distributed by Kino-Lorber. His second feature, The Great Northwest, premiered at the 2012 Rotterdam International Film Festival and is distributed by Fandor. His most recent feature, Buzz One Four, premiered at the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and was released by Amazon Prime Video.

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