Film for Thought: Hal


Studio Theater Wed, Oct 24, 2018 6:30 PM
Run Time:1h 25min
Release Year:2018
Category:Film for Thought
Special Screenings
Cast:Allison Anders
Judd Apatow
Rosanna Arquette
Hal Ashby
Beau Bridges
Jeff Bridges
Lisa Cholodenko
Caleb Deschanel
Director:Amy Scott


This film has a 93% percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s-HAROLD AND MAUDE, THE LAST DETAIL, SHAMPOO, COMING HOME, BEING THERE-he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott's exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist. Ashby was a Hollywood director who constantly clashed with Hollywood, but also a unique soul with an unprecedented insight into the human condition