The Ghost of Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers wrote, starred in and stubbornly back-seat-directed a bizarre pirate comedy that, though finished, was never screened. Now, for the first time ever, director Peter Medak reveals the truth about the wackiest, funniest, most nerve-racking project of his life.
The opulent cinema palace that once hosted Brazil’s glamorous film festival has since been abandoned, the stars of the silver screen replaced by thousands of squatters from all over the world. In an acting workshop, they merge iconic movie scenes with their own life stories. The resulting drama is surprising and powerful.
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael
Legendary film critic Pauline Kael was loved by many and hated by some, but ignoring her influence was never an option. Her fascinating character is outlined and fleshed out using footage of her bohemian life, testimonies from directors such as Tarantino and Coppola, and passages from her diary, read by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Delphine and Carole
Acclaimed actress Delphine Seyrig (Jeanne Dielman) and director Carole Roussopoulos took up the mantle of activism to make feminist films. Their work is daring, bold, funny, and very subversive.
The Great Buster
Peter Bogdanovich’s film tells the life story of Buster Keaton, the genius comedian and star of the silent film era, using wonderful scenes from his films and inspiring anecdotes from the filmmakers who idolized him, like Mel Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, and Werner Herzog.