Circle Of Trust Screenings: Tell Them Anything You Want/ I Knew It Was You
USA, 2010, 78 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Biographical, Documentary, Short
Monday, June 27th at 7pm - For Denver Film Society Members Only - FREE Admission!
Digital presentation - This evening we are very happy to present two amazing short films (each 39mins long) that showcase two different and fascinating spirits in the world of entertainment: writer/illustrator Maurice Sendak and actor John Cazale.
TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT: A PORTRAIT OF MAURICE SENDAK
From Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze, acclaimed director of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, comes A PORTRAIT OF MAURICE SENDAK, a loving look at one of the most cherished and controversial figures in children's literature. Featuring TELL THEM ANYTHING YOU WANT, this is a deeply moving tribute to Sendak, a seminal talent whose conflicts with success and lifelong obsession with death have subtly influenced his work.
Now 81, Sendak is best known for his book, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, which he wrote twelve years into his career as a writer and illustrator. WILD THINGS would go on to become one of the most beloved and critically lauded children's books of all time and, much to Sendak's chagrin, would come to define his career. Through his own words, personal photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life. A TRIBUTE TO MAURICE SENDAK also features James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep, Catherine Keener, and Tony Kushner honoring their friend and colleague.
I KNEW IT WAS YOU: REDISCOVERING JOHN CAZALE
An exploration into the life of the exceptional but little-known actor John Cazale. Cazale's film career consisted of just five movies, but all of them were Academy Award® nominees for Best Picture; THE GODFATHER, THE GODFATHER: PART II, THE CONVERSATION, DOG DAY AFTERNOON and THE DEER HUNTER. He is remembered by these colleagues as one of the brightest talents of his day, but yet, after just three decades after his promising career ended with his untimely death, Cazale is largely unknown the general public. I KNEW IT WAS YOU seeks to remedy the disparity of Cazale's success with his relative anonymity.
DIRECTOR: Lance Bangs, Spike Jonze, Richard Shepard
US Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures
Official Film Website