A guy who's been in every film from Cool Hand Luke, Repo Man, Alien, and Paris, Texas, and worked with everyone from John Huston, David Lynch, Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp has to have some stories to tell. And in Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, director Sophie Huber has found a way to get the famously reserved actor to reveal himself, surprisingly through the medium of song. Both a career retrospect and an unusual performance film, Partly Fiction follows Harry through his favorite haunts and in encounters with colleagues that include David Lynch, Kris Kristofferson, and Debbie Harry, and also sits him down with a simple, guitar accompaniment to demonstrate his unique reads on such songs as Everybody's Talkin'.
I was able to meet up with Harry and Huber to talk about the film and about Harry's career, in possibly one of the most unique interviews I've conducted. Click on the player to listen to the show, or right-click the title to download.