6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019
December 1: 2:00PM

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Documentary / Female Filmmaker / Biography / First Feature

90 minutes

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Director
Amy Scott

Executive Producers
Lenny Beckerman
Fred Beebe
Brian A. Miller

Producer
Lisa Janssen

Official website:
http://hal.oscilloscope.net/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/halashbymovie

Instagram: 
https://www.instagram.com/halashbymovie/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/halashbymovie

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Hal

United States, 2018 : Canadian Premiere
Dec. 1 2:00 PM
None

description

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. This 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. His films were an elusive blend of honesty, irreverence, humor, and humanity. Through the heartrending and inspiring HAL, you feel buoyed by Ashby’s love of people and of cinema.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Sundance Film Festival 2018
Cleveland International Film Festival 2018
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018
Traverse City Film Festival 2018

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Amy Scott is a director and editor living in Los Angeles. A former media producer for the University of Chicago, she has been editing social issue documentaries for over fifteen years. Amy began to recognize the impact of the interview while working for Studs Terkel cataloging his radio interview archive at the Chicago History Museum. HAL is her feature length directorial debut.

press for Hal

"A most welcome reassessment of one of the most important figures in 1970s Hollywood."
- The Hollywood Reporter