About The Film
In this eulogy to a brilliant life tragically cut short, Hollywood remembers the visionary talent behind many of the 20th century’s most provocative motion pictures. Though hardly a household name, writer-director Alan Pakula’s filmography includes such landmark titles as All the President’s Men, Sophie’s Choice and To Kill a Mockingbird. Born into a Polish-Jewish family, his ethos is manifest in stories of heart and suspense, and themes of moral malfeasance. Interviews with Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Harrison Ford, and Jane Fonda, among others, confirm Pakula’s reputation for eliciting penetrating performances. With copious movie clips, this first fully authorized biography finally gives the reclusive filmmaker his due.