One ugly aspect of an artist's suicide is its power to recast everything that came before as a clue, and everything that comes after as proof. The issue is particularly sticky with Spalding Gray, the American monologuist who spent his life chronicling his every mental flutter before killing himself in 2004. So take Steven Soderburgh's tribute for what it is: a loving retelling of the Spalding Gray story, crafted with footage of the man in action and packed with what feel like clues and proof. (SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St, 324-9996, 7:30 pm, $5 SIFF members/$10)

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