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By Sidney Lumet

By Sidney Lumet

"Feels less like a documentary, and more like a long, wide-ranging, disarmingly honest, highly entertaining dinner conversations with a man who was one of cinema’s smartest, most articulate and most compassionate figures.” Indiewire

In a never-before-seen interview recorded a few years before his death, legendary filmmaker Sidney Lumet guides us through his life and work. From his early years on the Yiddish stage to directing some of cinema’s most enduring classics, including 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico and Network, he is regarded as one of the most socially-conscious directors in cinema history. With his typical candor, humour and grace, he reveals what mattered to him as an artist and a human being.

Directed by the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski, this revealing look at one of cinema’s greatest filmmakers depicts an artist who is funny, humble and reflective over a body of work that endures to this day. It premiered in the Cannes Classics section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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    Nancy Buirski

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