This documentary about stenographers would be excellent, even if we weren't in it! With its world premiere at SXSW next week, a lot of people will be surprised at what happens behind the steno machine.
For the Record - Martini and a Movie Review
If a court reporter is doing their job well, they go virtually unnoticed. The goal is to capture the record without becoming a part of it. Ironically, that very ability means that court reporting flies under the radar. For the Record tracks several stenographers as they strive to break the Guinness World Record and seize the title of World’s Fastest Court Reporter. It also explores the steno culture, the connections people make as interpreters for the hard of hearing, and charts the history of these keepers of the record. Marc Greenberg has spent 20 years working within the court reporting industry, returning to his earlier passion of filmmaking to tell the story of a little-known world.
"Nobody knows what we do. They see the words magically appearing on the TV screen and have no idea it's a court reporter doing that."
For the Record - Trailer
Michael and Richard Scire in the Courtroom
It's hard to review a movie you're in, so we'll leave it to the viewer to decide. But clearly,
For the Record is the most comprehensive movie ever made about our profession. Seeing what we do on the screen gave us an even stronger sense of pride, knowing it has so much importance.