Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey


State Theatre Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:00 PM
Bijou by the Bay Fri, Jul 31, 2015 3:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:95 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Emile Hirsch
Hal Holbrook
Cherry Jones
Robert Patrick
Sean Penn
Annie Potts
Director:Scott Teems
Produced by:Laura D. Smith
Cinematography:Rodney Taylor
Editing By:Anthony Innarelli
Music By:Heather McIntosh


For 60 years, legendary actor Hal Holbrook has toured with his award-winning one-man show, “Mark Twain Tonight!,” portraying America’s most acclaimed satirist and truth-teller for millions on and off Broadway, in all fifty states and twenty countries. Over 175 years after his birth, Twain’s observations about our country and our species are just as relevant as ever. And Holbrook is still going strong at the age of 89, performing around the country and constantly evolving his art so that it remains as engaging as ever. Featuring interviews with Sean Penn and Martin Sheen, Scott Teems’ documentary creates the same intensity audiences feel during a live Holbrook performance. Holbrook and Twain use humor to help make the truth go down—the stage show, and this film that captures it, are a tonic. In Person: Director Scott Teems.