Thursday, December 4, 2014
New Documentary on Marlon Brando Will Premiere at Sundance 2015
A year after the wonderfully touching Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself won audiences at the Sundance Festival, a new documentary on another Hollywood icon will premiere at the event in 2015. LISTEN TO ME MARLON, which explores the life and career of the late great actor (whose acclaimed work includes A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront and The Godfather), will debut in the World Cinema Documentary Competition section.
Directed by prolific documentarian Stevan Riley and produced by John Battsek (Searching for Sugar Man), LISTEN TO ME MARLON "presents a trove of previously unreleased audio archives, allowing Brando to tell his story in his own unique voice." According to the press release, the feature will not only discuss Brando's professional persona but also his well-documented off-camera "bad boy" image. While it may not be as emotionally poignant as Life Itself, it will hopefully give us more insight on the man behind the actor.
What do you think?
The Sundance Film Festival will take place January 22-February 1, 2015 in Park City, Utah.