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The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

Series #24



Release:
Sep 21, 2010
$69.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English Stereo
  • English subtitles

The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

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Directed By: Allan King
Licensor: Allan King Films

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Canadian director Allan King is one of cinema's best-kept secrets. Over the course of fifty years, he shuttled between features and shorts, big-screen cinema and episodic television, comedy and drama, fiction and nonfiction. It was with his cinema-verité-style documentaries, though-his "actuality dramas," as he called them-that King left his greatest mark on film history. These startlingly intimate studies of people whose lives are in flux-damaged children, warring spouses, the terminally ill-are always done without narration or interviews, are riveting and at times emotionally overwhelming. Humane, cathartic, and important, Allan King's spontaneous portraits of the everyday demand to be seen.

Supplements
  • Includes the films Warrendale, A Married Couple, Come on Children, Dying at Grace, and Memory for Max, Claire, Ida, and Company

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