De Palma

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De Palma
Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow
Brian De Palma

The filmography tells half the story of this stylist: Dressed to Kill, Carrie, Scarface, The Untouchables, Mission Impossible. But the filmmaker himself takes us through it all, recounting his influences and his battles. “One of the most revealing documentaries ever made about a filmmaker, Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s juicy profile of suspense expert Brian De Palma doubles down on its subject’s famous obsessions with Hitchcock, gorgeous women in peril and coke-snorting gangsters.… Baumbach and Paltrow do De Palma’s work justice via intelligently selected clips, a string of which—dating from 1974’s Phantom of the Paradise and the now-classic Carrie, to daring ’80s triumphs like Blow Out and Casualties of War—should be a religious experience for fans. But this is hardly a sermon. It’s more like confession, the director still seething and replaying Vertigo in his head, lost in the curves of his career. De Palma is a public therapy session that upturns all expectations.” (Time Out NY) “…a cinematic sampler that makes you want to gorge on the whole unholy buffet.” (Boston Globe)


Ithaca Premiere
DCP color
1 hour 47 minutes
release year/country
2015 USA