This is a private and dramatic story. We were anxious to
respect that privacy, and let the drama emerge on its own,
without any interference or rushing or exaggeration by us.
So the film takes its time, like the Russells did, showing
their interactions and processes that are all the more
precious for their plainness and simplicity. 'Angie' has
some of the difficulty of the events it describes, and
hopefully a bit of the deep feeling that they engendered.