From the Vaults: Rubin's Return
Henry Alex Rubin co-directed 'Murderball' prior to 'Disconnect'
By Marjorie Baumgarten, 3:45PM, Fri. Apr. 26
If the name Henry Alex Rubin – the director of the movie Disconnect which opened today in Austin – sounds familiar, here's why. The director of this contempo thriller is also one of the co-directors of the terrific 2005 documentary Murderball.
Murderball documents the quad rugby community with particular emphasis on Paralympics champion (and Austin resident) Mark Zupan. The film creates a stirring narrative that is more like a competitive sports drama than straightforward documentary. Shawn Badgley spoke with Zupan, Rubin, and some others in "Zupan on Impact" at the time of the film's release.