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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Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton
Emily Wachtel, Lisa Long Adler, Adam Gibbs, Ryan Hawke
Laura Linney, Melanie Griffith, Sam Rockwell, Billy Crudup, Sally Field, Zoe Kazan, Karen Allen, Steve Zahn, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Oscar Isaac
Archivist: Austin Wilkin, Music Supervisor: Joe Rudge
Courtney Sexton, CNN
John Sloss at Cinetic Media