The Actuality Dramas of Allan King

Edition no. 24

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WarrendaleA Married CoupleCome On ChildrenDying at GraceMemory for Max, Claire, Ida and Company
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Allan King Films
Directed by: Allan King

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— 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.

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 , 1.66:1 (Anamorphic) , 1.77:1 (Anamorphic) , 1.78:1 (Anamorphic)
Audio: English 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono , English 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 5 Discs |  DVD-5/DVD-9
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