Spotlight Film: By Sidney Lumet


Spotlight Film: By Sidney LumetThursday, November 10, NoonThe Gershman YPhiladelphia Premiere
Thursday, November 10
The Gershman Y

Director: Nancy Buirski
Genre: Documentary Feature
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Running Time: 111 min
Language: English

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Film legend Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) reveals his life story in this never-before-seen interview shot in 2008.

With candor, humor, and grace, Lumet divulges what matters most to him as an artist and as a human being. This fascinating documentary features compelling clips from Lumet’s prolific catalogue – 44 films made in 50 years – including Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men, Network, and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski (Afternoon of a Faun, The Loving Story) combines these elements to create an authentic portrait of one of the most accomplished, influential, and socially conscious directors in the history of cinema. BY SIDNEY LUMET explores the spiritual and ethical lessons at the core of this visionary director’s work. First and foremost a storyteller, Lumet’s powerful moral tales capture the dilemmas and concerns of a society struggling to uphold its values and ideals.

Guest Speaker: Andrew J. Douglas, Consultant on film, Director of Education at Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Sponsor: Seth and Ellyn Lehr

Film Trailer:

Awards and Honors: Official Selection of Tribeca Film Festival

Subjects: American cinema, artists, filmmaking, mores, movies, New York City, Sidney Lumet, society, values

For Fans Of: Biopics, insight into the artistic process, Sidney Lumet, Sidney Lumet films, movies about filmmakers

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