Listen to Me Marlon


State Theatre Sat, Aug 1, 2015 3:00 PM
City Opera House Sun, Aug 2, 2015 9:00 PM
Film Info
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Release Year:2015
Runtime:95 min.
Production Country:UK
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Marlon Brando
Director:Stevan Riley
Produced by:Stevan Riley
Screenwriter:John Battsek
George Chignell
R.J. Cutler
Cinematography:Ole Bratt Birkeland
Editing By:Stevan Riley


There’s nothing else like this documentary in the festival—nor anywhere else, really. The great Marlon Brando kept an audio diary throughout his life—hundreds of hours of audio recordings, including self-hypnosis tapes. And director Stevan Riley used his access to the Brando estate’s stash of previously unseen and unheard audio recordings, along with clips of his films from “On the Waterfront” to “The Godfather,” plus home movies, news footage, and TV interviews, to expertly craft this intimate, complex portrait of one of the world’s most iconic, influential, enigmatic, and elusive actors. Marlon Brando himself narrates the story, revealing details of his exceptional career and remarkable personal life for the first time. No talking heads, no interviewees: just Brando on Brando. It’s on our short list for best doc of the year. In Person: Director Stevan Riley (8/2), Subject Miko Brando.