May 9, 2003
Harry Shearer, left, Michael McKean and Christopher Guest star as a
reunited folk group in the fake documentary "A Mighty Wind."
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Rabble-rouser Michael Moore may have cornered the market on commercial documentaries, but Christopher Guest has established an equal rep with mockumentaries. The writer-director has played crucial roles (behind and in front of the camera) in three of the funniest phony docs ever made. Now his latest piece endeavors to position itself alongside the holy trinity of "This is Spinal Tap," "Best in Show" and "Waiting for Guffman."