A gripping tribute to a true American maverick. Samuel Fuller's adventure-filled life as journalist, war hero, novelist and filmmaker spanned the entire world and encompassed major turning points in 20th-century history. Twelve prominent Fuller admirers including James Franco, Wim Wenders and William Friedkin, use his own words to narrate his life story, accompanied by recently discovered 16mm footage shot by Fuller on the front lines during World War II as well as location scouts and home movies.
This personal film acts like a self-portrait through its use of Fuller’s own words to narrate his life, highlighting his body of work as a director, writer and producer as one of the most radical and exhilarating in the history of American cinema.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month we will be showing the third of a series of short docs before the film on Friday 22nd May.
A MARRIAGE TO REMEMBER
Banker White & Anna Fitch / 2014 / USA / 8.23’
In this short documentary, the filmmaker Banker White explores how Alzheimer’s disease has revealed the strength of his parents’ marriage.
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