Behind the profane comic stylings, and fame as the voice of the Aflac Duck and parrot Iago in Aladdin, filmmaker Neil Berkeley finds an unexpectedly tender side of one of comedy’s most iconic figures, the brash, boundary-pushing Gilbert Gottfried, as revealed in this laugh-packed, sometimes vulgar, and poignant profile of a man belied by his course exterior.
A loving tribute to a role model for Jewish athletes at a time when there was none, this inspiring profile tells of unlikely, yet real-life superman, Joseph Greenstein, born in 1893 Poland before coming to America, who dazzled audiences with his remarkable feats of strength, daredevil stunts and an unshakable faith in the power of mind over matter. He was later featured in the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
A fixture of America’s most tragic events, the charismatic and controversial lawyer charged with the monumental task of calculating the value of a human life following events like the 9/11 attacks and Sandy Hook massacre, is the subject of this perceptive account. Defenders, critics and the families—and Ken Feinberg himself—weigh in on the thorny legal, financial and moral dilemmas of this polarizing figure who at times seems virtually omnipotent.
A rousing tribute to the iconic song-and-dance man in all his complexities and contradictions, this thrilling, enlightening and redemptive look at the lesser known aspects of Davis' life remembers the chameleon entertainer who blazed a trail across the shifting tides and flashpoints of 20th century America.
This insightful and surprisingly intimate portrait, enhanced by an abundance of film clips, chronicles the extraordinary life and career of a movie titan whose commercial and artistic triumphs forever changed Hollywood. The normally private Spielberg talks candidly about his filmography and heartbreaks, to reveal the evolution of a wunderkind to visionary storyteller.