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Monday, May 12, 2014

Robert De Niro Remembers His Artist Father in a New HBO Documentary

As another Mother's Day comes to an end, it's time to look forward to the next parental holiday, Father's Day. And Robert De Niro may have just the film for to help celebrate the father figure in your life. REMEMBERING THE ARTIST ROBERT DE NIRO, SR. is the actor's tribute to his late father, whose work as an artist went largely unrecognized. A short and sweet (39 minutes, to be exact) documentary to be aired on HBO on June 9th, REMEMBERING THE ARTIST ROBERT DE NIRO, SR. consists of several intimate interviews between the father and son that help introduce his artistry to a new audience. More in the synopsis:

REMEMBERING THE ARTIST ROBERT DE NIRO, SR., is a portrait of the esteemed figurative painter by the man who knew him best: his son. In intimate interviews, Robert De Niro, Jr. profiles an artist whose talent went largely unrecognized as the pop art movement swept the nation, and looks at the relationship between a father and son. Directed by Perri Peltz (HBO's "The Education of Dee Dee Ricks") and Geeta Gandbhir (Emmy®-winning editor of HBO's "If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise").

Check out some of Robert De Niro, Sr.'s artwork, which is actually pretty good:

I kinda love this idea. Plus, I think after the critical success of actress Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell (a 2012 documentary she directed that is a tribute to her late mother), more people may be fascinated to learn more about the man behind the Oscar-winning thespian. Thoughts?

REMEMBERING THE ARTIST ROBERT DE NIRO, SR. will debut exclusively on HBO June 9th. 


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