She's The Best Thing In It
Wednesday, March 18
11:30AM - 12:49PM
Alamo Lamar B
1120 S Lamar Blvd
Veteran character actor and Tony Award winner, Mary Louise Wilson, age 79, teaches her first acting class to skeptical members of the YouTube generation, smashing their red carpet illusions and challenging them to bring emotional honesty into their acting. Features interviews with Frances McDormand, Melissa Leo, Tyne Daly, Estelle Parsons, Valerie Harper and playwright Doug Wright, discussing what it means to be a character actor, whether acting can be taught, what constitutes 'talent,' and whether the profession is harder for women.
Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Director: Ron Nyswaner
Producer: Ron Nyswaner, Neda Armian, Jeffrey Schwarz
Editor: Eric F. Martin, Tyler Hubby, Jeffrey Schwarz
Music: Jay Israelson
Additional Credits: Associate Producer: Anya Leta, Post Production Supervisor: Eric F. Martin
Principal Cast: Mary Louise Wilson, Frances McDormand, Melissa Leo, Valerie Harper, Tyne Daly, Estelle Parsons, Doug Wright, Mary Birdsong, Lisa Joyce
Ron Nyswaner is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and producer whose credits include Philadelphia, Soldier's Girl, The Painted Veil, Ray Donovan, the forthcoming gay-marriage themed Freeheld, and Homeland (Season Five). She's The Best Thing In It is his first documentary feature.
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