By Sidney Lumet

2015 | USA | NR | 103 min.


City Opera House Fri, Jul 29, 2016 12:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Official Selection: Documentary
Movies for Smart People
Release Year:2015
Runtime:103 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Sidney Lumet
Director:Nancy Buirski
Produced by:Walter Bernstein
Nancy Buirski
Chris Donnelly
Joshua A. Green
Thane Rosenbaum
Robin Yigit Smith
Editing By:Anthony Ripoli


A few minutes into this luminous chronicle of the astonishing career of director Sidney Lumet, it’s clear that this is no stuffy biopic. One of the giants of American cinema, Lumet’s vast body of work spanned 44 films over the course of 50 years—including “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” and “Network.” Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski spins clips together with never-before-seen interview footage from the end of Lumet’s career to present a veritable master class on the art of filmmaking and living life to the fullest. He’s the dinner guest you always wished you had at your parties, as masterful a storyteller in front of the camera as he is behind it. This brilliant film will leave you feeling like you’ve just had one of the best conversations of your life. In Person: Director Nancy Buirski.