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Clint 'Eastwood Directs' Documentary to Premiere at Tribeca, Followed by Panel with Eastwood and Darren Aronofsky

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by Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
March 29, 2013 12:44 PM
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WBHE's documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story" will have its premiere April 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28), followed by a panel with Clint Eastwood, moderated by Darren Aronofsky.

The new doc is yet another walk with Eastwood from his buddy, TIME veteran film critic and historian Richard Schickel, who has made a career out of celebrating the prolific actor-producer-star.  He penned a  hagiographic but readable biography, another retrospective book and the film "The Eastwood Factor." Here he focuses on Eastwood's directorial style as experienced by many of his closest collaborators. Included interviewees are Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman.

Eastwood is now a five-time Oscar winner, and has made more than 40 films with Warner Bros. over his long career. He also serves as a model for many smart actors to follow, from Clooney to Affleck: control your career by choosing your own cost-effective projects, star in them when appropriate, and don't follow the money.

"Eastwood Directs" will be released on June 4 as part of an Eastwood 40-film collection (on DVD) and an Eastwood 20-film collection (on Blu-ray). It has its TV debut on TCM on May 30.

4 Comments

  • Giovanni | March 30, 2013 1:27 AMReply

    Scene: Clint Eastwood in an empty theatre at TriBeCa film Festival. It's the premier of the new documentary "Eastwood Directs." But there's one little problem. After Eastwoods embarrassing stand up routine at the GOP convention, no one in NYC wants to be within a mile of this formerly great actor and director. He's been cast out like a dirty little street urchin in Les Mis. But much like Don Quixote, he's on an endless quest for something he no longer possesses, his brain.

    Eastwood: So, are there any questions or are y'all just gonna sit there like that stupid chair at the convention. Damn chair, I told them to get me one that talks back. Bit no, I had to ad lib the whole thing. I haven't worked without a script since Every Which Way But Up, and look how that turned out.

    Empty chair: Mr. Eastwood, I have a question.

    Eastwood: Yeah, what is it?

    Empty chair: when are you gonna stop talking to empty chairs?

    Eastwood: I guess when I can get people to start coming to my movies again. Thanks to Romney that might mean never.

    Empty chair: You've got that right. After that little performance of yours every empty chair I know voted for Obama. And now that you have no more audiences, we have a really goood view of your movies. we loved you in Gran Torino, only we didn't realize until the convention that you weren't even acting. C'mon, say it. Say it: Get off my lawn!

  • Craig | March 29, 2013 5:20 PMReply

    Jim ... Two words..... You cock

  • JIM | March 29, 2013 10:23 PM

    CRAIG
    I'M GOING TO FIND YOU AND KILL YOU!!!!!!

  • JIM | March 29, 2013 3:20 PMReply

    CLINT EASTWOOD, DARREN ARONOFSKY, MARTIN SCORCESE, MERYL STREEP, GENE HACKMAN, MORGAN FREEMAN, GEORGE CLOONEY AND BEN AFFLECK ARE NOTHING BUT GODDAMN VILE, EVIL PIECE OF SHIT THIEVES!!! YOU PEOPLE WILL BE SUED AND KILLED FOR STEALING MY FILMS AND TV SHOWS!!! YOU WILL BE ERASED!!!

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