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DS: Yeah. I actually had a conversation with him after he saw the movie and it was great getting to finally talk to him.
TWoP: Are you a political junkie in general, or was it just this case that interested you?
DS: I wouldn't say I'm a political junkie. I follow it. I read a few articles every day. I think the only reason I'm not a full-fledged junkie is because I think I would kill myself. I get too passionate and too frustrated and too angry. I think I'm a little bit too idealistic to follow the minutiae of what is going on every single day, because it's always just quite disappointing.
TWoP: I had finished watching your film the other day and then literally two minutes later there was a piece on the news where Hillary Clinton was saying how every vote counts. Some things just never change and voting procedures are still very relevant and topical now.
DS: I don't think it will ever go away, and I think the message of the film is that our elections are supposed to be fair and we need to do better.
TWoP: So you aren't surprised that voting is again a hot button topic with Obama/Hillary?
DS: In a close election... he's clearly in the lead, she's still staying the game and you'll always have that in a close election. I don't think there is anything more bitter in American politics than a close election.
TWoP: Is there a screenplay coming from you on the Democratic primaries of 2008?
DS: [Laughs] So many people ask me that. It is really funny. I don't think I'm going to be doing an election movie any time soon. I think I've had my fill of electoral law.
TWoP: Are you working on any other writing projects?
DS: Yeah, I'm writing the story of Brown vs. the Board of Education this summer. Gary Ross is attached to direct. I'm really excited about it. It is a beautiful, beautiful story and I hope to do it justice.
TWoP: Are you knee deep in legal books for that one?
DS: Yeah! Exactly.
TWoP: As far as your writing are you sticking to non-fiction, or will you ever delve into fiction?
DS: I'll do anything that gets me excited. My goal isn't so much genre, or fact-based or not fact-based. I just want to work on projects that I think could be great. This story, Brown vs. the Board of Education, I think can be wonderful if we get it right.
TWoP: You mentioned that you liked watching Jay film. Is directing in your future?