Christopher Nolan (born 30 July 1970) is an English-American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century. He found popular and critical success with The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012); Inception (2010), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture and a second Original Screenplay nomination; Interstellar (2014); and Dunkirk (2017). His ten films have grossed over US$4.6 billion worldwide and garnered a total of 26 Oscar nominations and seven wins. (More from Wikipedia)
I just saw the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar; despite some shortcomings, I liked it quite a bit more than Inception (2010). Many people might not realize that those horrendous dust storms heralding the eclipse of Earth as a habitable planet occurred in real life in the U. S. Midwest during the 1930’s. As if the Great Depression weren’t enough misery, a combination of severe drought and ignorant agricultural methods ruined the rich farmland in the Heartland for years at a time. As a native of Oklahoma, Woody Guthrie naturally identified with the thousands of “Okies” set adrift during the “Dust Bowl” period.