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29 January 1975 (France) See more »
Young filmmaker decides to make a movie of his life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Talky, but Unusual and Worth a Look See more (17 total) »


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L.M. Kit Carson ... David Holzman

Eileen Dietz ... Penny Wohl
Lorenzo Mans ... Pepe
Louise Levine ... Sandra
Fern McBride ... Girl on the subway
Mike Levine ... Sandra's Boy Friend (as Michel Lévine)
Robert Lesser ... Max, Penny's agent (as Bob Lesser)

Jack Baran ... Cop

Directed by
Jim McBride 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim McBride  uncredited

Produced by
Jim McBride .... producer
Cinematography by
Michael Wadleigh  (as Michael Wadley)
Film Editing by
Jim McBride (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Glickman .... additional cinematographer
Paul Goldsmith .... additional cinematographer
Editorial Department
D.C. Cardinali .... colorist: remastered hd version (new version)
Crew believed to be complete


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74 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991.See more »
David Holzman:Twenty-four times a second-truth. This is truth. It's gotta be true.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Coming Apart (1969)See more »
A Day in the LifeSee more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Talky, but Unusual and Worth a Look, 15 July 2001
Author: richard winters (rwint) from Chciago, Illinois

Mock cinema vertite about a young filmmakers consternation at finding 'truth' and putting it on film. Insightfully examines how we define reality, how our perceptions can cloud it, and whether it is really possible to show it on film. Probably to talky for most, but still quite thought provoking. Filled with some really offbeat ideas and camerawork. Among them: filming the faces of people at a bus stop while we hear excerpts from the McCarthy hearings. Also photographing a entire night of tv viewing each minute and then playing them back frame by frame. A very low budget movie, made by some very young filmmakers, with a very original point of view.

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