HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY
2015, Submarine Entertainment, 101 min, USA, Dir: Daniel Raim

Having premiered in the Cannes Film Festival’s Cannes Classics section, this new documentary by Academy Award-nominated director Daniel Raim and executive producer Danny DeVito is a funny and moving true story about the romantic and creative adventures of storyboard artist and production designer Harold Michelson and his wife, film researcher Lillian Michelson - a talented couple once considered “the heart of Hollywood.” Their love for their profession and each other inspired many while leaving a rich and enduring film legacy, including THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956), THE APARTMENT (1960), WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966), THE BIRDS (1963), THE GRADUATE (1967), ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1971), STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (1979), SCARFACE (1983) and more.


L.A. CONFIDENTIAL
1997, Warner Bros., 138 min, USA, Dir: Curtis Hanson

Director Curtis Hanson brings James Ellroy’s epic, muckraking crime novel to vivid life, zeroing in on murder, scandal-mongering and police corruption in 1950s Los Angeles. A white-hot slab of ensemble acting adds to the fireworks, including Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kevin Spacey, James Cromwell, Danny DeVito and Kim Basinger, who won a much-deserved Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. One of those all-too-rare movie literary adaptations that matches the quality of the original book.


MAN ON THE MOON
1999, Universal, 118 min, USA, Dir: Milos Forman

Audiences never knew quite what to think about Andy Kaufman, and this biopic from the creative team behind THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT will also keep you guessing. Jim Carrey earned a Golden Globe for his performance as the late comedian, shifting effortlessly between such Kaufman personas as Latka Gravas of TV’s “Taxi,” lounge singer Tony Clifton and inter-gender wrestling champion. Costarring Danny DeVito (who also produced the film) and Paul Giamatti, and featuring the music of R.E.M.


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