Inventing David Geffen

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Susan Lacy the director/producer of the multi Emmy Winning TV series ‘American Masters’ scored well when she convinced the publicity shy Hollywood business magnet and billionaire philanthropist David Geffen to agree to be the subject of her documentary. Lacy known for not shying away from controversy does an excellent job tracing this fascinating man’s rise … Continue reading



Outrageous

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During the opening credits we see a young woman trudging through snowy streets dressed in her bedtime attire and clutching a large scrapbook which she keeps looking at time to time.  The childish drawings are her clue to tracking down the apartment of her best friend Robin which miraculously she manages to do. The year … Continue reading



We Always Lie To Strangers

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The opening scenes of this new documentary …. with its perfectly wonderful title …. reels off a whole list of extraordinary facts about the small town of Branson in Missouri that you are almost tempted to book a flight there immediately. With a local population of just over 10000 all year round, they get a remarkable 8 … Continue reading



Women He’s Undressed

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Gillian Armstrong’s captivating documentary on three-time Academy Award Winning Costume Designer the larger than life Orry-Kelly starts out with a rather wonderful statement ‘He called himself a hem stitcher, yet he really was a Hollywood Star. In the country he’s come from, that’s bloody amazing, but no-one has ever heard of him’.  The country it … Continue reading



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