It's the archetypal Sam Shepard setup. Embittered brothers, different enough to be two sides of the same coin, battle it out in the American West using alcohol and words as their weapons of choice; behind them looms the specter of the father who continues to dominate their lives. This classic familial configuration provided the framework for both Shepard's best-known play, True West,
and one of his most recent, The Late Harry Moss
, which he directed in 2000 at San Francisco's Magic Theater. Michael Almereyda's (NADJA, HAMLET) fascinating documentary goes behind the scenes, coming in when Shepard and his cast — Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, James Gammon, Cheech...