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Watch: 50-Minute Look At The Making Of James Gray's Directorial Debut 'Little Odessa'

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist March 28, 2014 at 11:08AM

Late last week came news that James Gray’s “The Immigrant” — which we are quite taken with — would be getting limited theatrical run in a couple of months. What better way to celebrate news of Gray’s latest seeing the inside of movie theatres (instead of languishing on the VOD market) than with a look at back at the celebrated director’s first film?
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Little Odessa Tim Roth

Late last week came news that James Gray’s “The Immigrant” — which we are quite taken with — would be getting limited theatrical run in a couple of months. What better way to celebrate news of Gray’s latest seeing the inside of movie theatres (instead of languishing on the VOD market) than with a look at back at the celebrated director’s first film?

The iconic Franco-German channel Arte has released a nearly hour-long special that takes a look at Gray’s directorial debut “Little Odessa” with some interviews with the filmmaker himself,Tim Roth and Vanessa Redgrave, among others. For fans of the Brighton Beach-set film, it’s illuminating walk down memory lane and for new arrivals, it’s a great primer for the Silver Lion-winning film. Though the special has some unsubtitled French narration, the interviews are all in English.

Watch the documentary below, along with the trailer for the 1995 film.

This article is related to: James Gray, Little Odessa


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