The Last Movie Stars

Chapter 1: Cosmic Orphans - Our journey begins as young Paul Newman and an even younger Joanne Woodward set out for stardom in 1950s NYC. Joanne finds early success as Paul, a married father of three, struggles to find his way, until the pair fatefully cross paths backstage during a production of “Picnic.” Through long lost transcriptions of interviews with Paul, Joanne and those close to them, brought to life by director Ethan Hawke and other contemporary actors, we’re given an intimate front row seat to the early lives and careers of the couple that would go on to forge an unmatched cultural legacy. This is the first chapter in Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman becoming The Last Movie Stars.

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Film Screenings

Mar 14, 2022
12:30pm1:25pm
Mar 15, 9:00am CDT – Mar 17, 9:00am CDT
9:00am9:55am
Availability:United States

Credits

Director:

Ethan Hawke

Executive Producer:

Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton

Producer:

Emily Wachtel, Lisa Long Adler, Adam Gibbs, Ryan Hawke

Editor:

Barry Poltermann

Sound Designer:

Ron Bochar

Music:

Hamilton Leithauser

Principal Cast:

Laura Linney, Melanie Griffith, Sam Rockwell, Billy Crudup, Sally Field, Zoe Kazan, Karen Allen, Steve Zahn, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Oscar Isaac

Additional Credits:

Archivist: Austin Wilkin, Music Supervisor: Joe Rudge

Contact

Distributor:

Courtney Sexton, CNN
courtney.sexton@warnermedia.com

Publicity Contact:

Jennifer Dargan
thelastmoviestars@ddapr.com
323-447-4918

Sales Agent:

John Sloss at Cinetic Media

Details

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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Biography, Documentary

Screening Section:

Episodic Premieres

Screening Category:

Episodic

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

55 mins