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Cinema Verite -- Decades before we had reality television, there was the Loud family. From HBO Films comes this intriguing true story of this Santa Barbara family who were catapulted to notoriety in the early 1970s in the groundbreaking PBS series 'An American Family.'
Cinema Verite -- A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first American family to be the subjects of a reality TV show.

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Cast

 

Diane Lane ... Pat Loud

Kaitlyn Dever ... Michelle Loud

Tim Robbins ... Bill Loud

James Gandolfini ... Craig Gilbert

Lolita Davidovich ... Val

Thomas Dekker ... Lance Loud

Patrick Fugit ... Alan Raymond

Johnny Simmons ... Kevin Loud

Kathleen Quinlan ... Mary

Matt O'Leary ... Cameron

Emilio Rivera ... Watchman

Molly Hagan ... Kaye

Sean O'Bryan ... Johnny Hall

Don McManus ... Moderator

Dendrie Taylor ... Sally

Nick Eversman ... Grant Loud

James Urbaniak ... Dick Cavett

Willam Belli ... Candy

Shanna Collins ... Susan Raymond

Jake Richardson ... Tommy Goodwin
Stephen Caffrey ... Tom

Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Curtis Brown ... Anthropologist

Caitlin Custer ... Delilah Loud

Mike Rad ... Desk Clerk

Karynn Moore ... Crow

Sara Arrington ... Marriott Desk Clerk

Patricia Scanlon ... Nunka

Justin Morck ... Shady Character

Danielle Sapia ... Misty

Chris Shepardson ... Pirates Band Keyboardist
Michelle Morgan ... Salesgirl
Kyle Riabko ... Jackie Curtis

Cory Blevins ... Network Executive

Laurie Landry ... Bikini Girl

Monika Jolly ... Yvonne

Colin Campbell ... Political Analyst

Joel Davis ... Angel Cowboy

Lauren Byrnes ... Dancing girl
Joseph Dunn ... Policeman

Kimberly Levin ... Significant Other (as Kimberly Kohn)

Patrick O'Connor ... MOMA Curator

Charles Gardner ... Leather boy #2
Craig Gilbert ... Himself (archive footage)
Lance Loud ... Himself (archive footage)
Max Tsarev ... Actor
Patricia Loud ... Herself (archive footage)
Bill Loud ... Himself (archive footage)

Tara Inden ... Boutique Shopper
Todd Landon Black ... Boom Operator
JC Dickinson ... Party Guest
Ciel Turich ... Event Photographer
Chris Humphrey ... Theater patron
Logan Raskin ... Office Associate

Brendan Nyhan ... Brad
Susan Dohan ... Mrs. Hart
Shari Gulley ... Shopper
Anna Mikaelyan ... Fiesta party goer
Eric Cueto ... Kabuki the Cheer Leader
Frank Rubio ... Sky Cap

Cari Shanks ... Party Guest
David Zurak ... Ballerina
Franq Ezenekwe ... Sound Man, Dick Cavett Show
Mark Di Maria ... Hotel Friend
Aliya Carter ... Secretary

Joel Brody ... Homeless (uncredited)
Rich Campbell ... Shady Character (uncredited)

Timothy P. Connaghan ... Department Store Santa (uncredited)

Jemal Draco ... Sequoia (uncredited)

Kim Farris ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Kenneth Flanagan ... Business Man (uncredited)

Christopher Guetig ... House Guest (uncredited)
Sinakhone Keodara ... Mario Montez (Drag Queen) (uncredited)
Erin Naughton ... Flight Attendent (uncredited)

Directed by
Shari Springer Berman 
Robert Pulcini 
 
Writing credits
David Seltzer (written by)

Produced by
Luca Borghese .... associate producer
Zanne Devine .... executive producer
Karyn McCarthy .... producer
Gavin Polone .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
 
Cinematography by
Affonso Beato (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Flack 
Robert Pulcini 
 
Casting by
Randi Hiller 
 
Production Design by
Patti Podesta 
 
Art Direction by
Christopher Tandon 
 
Set Decoration by
Meg Everist 
 
Costume Design by
Suttirat Anne Larlarb 
 
Makeup Department
Ozzy Alvarez .... makeup artist
Elena Arroy .... makeup artist
Terry Baliel .... hair department head
Katrina Chevalier .... hair stylist
Debra Coleman .... makeup artist
Roxy D'Alonzo .... makeup artist
Bonita DeHaven .... makeup artist
Kimberly Felix .... assistant makeup department head
Mindy Hall .... makeup department head
Julie Hewett .... makeup artist: Diane Lane
Natasha Ladek .... wig maker
Myke Michaels .... makeup artist
Cheri Minns .... makeup artist
Carol Pershing .... key hair stylist
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... makeup artist
Marsha Shearrill .... makeup artist
Teresa Vest .... makeup artist
Angie Wells .... makeup artist
Robert Wilson .... hair stylist
Jose Zamora .... hair stylist
Karen Zanki .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jennifer Campbell .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen W. Moore .... second second assistant director (as Steve Moore)
Maggie Murphy .... second assistant director: New York
Eric Sherman .... second assistant director
Chip Signore .... first assistant director
Derek Wimble .... second second assistant director: New York
 
Art Department
Eddie Acuña .... labor foreman
Jory Alvarado .... leadman
Zoe Byrne .... art department assistant
Curtis Corbitt .... assistant property master
Andres Cubillan .... art department coordinator
Natalie N. Dorset .... assistant property master: New York unit
Jennifer Durban .... set dec buyer
Richard Ewan .... on set painter
Joseph Feld .... art department assistant
Chris Forster .... construction coordinator
Steven Hanks .... greensman
Steven Hanks .... on-set greensman
David Holowach .... set dresser
Laura Hyman .... set decoration buyer: New York unit
Michael Leblovic .... paint foreman
Dawn Masi .... art director: New York
Laurel Pickering .... on set painter
Eric Reichardt .... lead painter
Eric Rosenberg .... graphic designer
Kerrie Scher .... set decoration buyer
John Warner .... prop assistant
 
Sound Department
D. Guy Baker .... additional adr
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Steve Bissinger .... sound effects editor
Paul Buscemi .... epk sound
Susan Dudeck .... adr editor
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Kim Foscato .... dialogue editor
Matthew Hartman .... assistant supervising sound editor (as Matt Hartman)
Lora Hirschberg .... re-recording mixer
Petur Hliddal .... production sound mixer
Louis Hone .... foley mixer
Amanda Jacques .... boom operator: New York
Scott R. Lewis .... re-recording mixer (as Scott Lewis)
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Douglas Murray .... re-recording mixer
Douglas Murray .... supervising sound editor
Larry Oatfield .... sound effects editor (as E. Larry Oatfield)
Robert Shoup .... sound effects editor
Frank Stettner .... sound mixer (new york)
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Steve Bissinger .... additional re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Goro Koyama .... foley artist (uncredited)
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (uncredited)
Charlotte Moore .... post production sound accountant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chris Cline .... special effects technician
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Mike Bozulich .... compositor
Stefan Bredereck .... compositor
Ben Campanaro .... compositor: Eden FX
Andrea D'Amico .... visual effects producer
Daniel DeEntremont .... compositor (as Dan DeEntremont)
Craig Edwards .... compositor
Craig Edwards .... visual effects artist: EdenFX
John F. Gross .... visual effects supervisor (as John Gross)
Jason Hearne .... compositor
Jason Hearne .... visual effects artist
Toby Newell .... compositor
Fred Pienkos .... compositing supervisor (as Fred J. Pienkos)
Rick Ramirez .... compositor
Sean M. Scott .... compositor (as Sean Scott)
Derek Serra .... compositor
Derek Serra .... visual effects artist
Rebecca West .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Pat Banta .... stunt coordinator (as Patrick G. Banta)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Raimund Almanza .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bill Almeida .... gaffer: New York
Joseph Arena .... camera operator: "a" camera
Joseph Arena .... steadicam operator
Anthony Arendt .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bruce Benson .... aerial director of photography
Christa Beth Watkins .... video playback assistant
Ryan Bradley .... balloon technician
Ian S. Casas .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Rafael 'Rafa' Castro .... video assist
Sandra Chandler .... additional camera operator
Carlos Doerr .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
George Elias .... b dolly grip
Pete Escobar .... grip
Samuel G. Friedman .... lamp operator: New York
Cranston Gobbo .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Justin Holdsworth .... gaffer
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Eric Jensch .... second assistant camera
Christian Kessler .... loader
John O'Malley .... lamp operator: New York
John Pirozzi .... camera operator: "b" camera, New York
Peter Russell .... best boy electric: New York
Darrin Smith .... lamp operator: New York
Charles Sparks .... electrician
Chris Stanman .... electrician
Deron Tse .... grip: additional
Mark van Rossen .... generator operator: New York
 
Animation Department
Aaron Becker .... animator: main title & special sequences, Smith & Lee
 
Casting Department
Holly Dorff .... adr voice casting
Gina Gallego .... casting assistant
Tamara Notcutt .... casting associate
Jeni Thornell .... extras casting
Wendy Washbrook .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grant Denton .... set costumer
Bridgitte Ferry .... set costumer
Caryn Frankenfield .... set costumer
Joseph T. Mastrolia .... costume supervisor
Katrina Mastrolia .... key costumer
Jennifer Miller .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jill Bogdanowicz .... senior digital film colorist
Jada Budrick .... digital intermediate color assist
Frank Figueroa .... digital intermediate color assist
Bob Peishel .... digital intermediate producer
Lee Percy .... additional editor
Mark Sahagun .... digital intermediate editor
Zachary A. Schwartz .... assistant editor
Daniel Triller .... first assistant editor
Roy Vasich .... colorist: dailies
Dan Williams .... digital intermediate color assist
Denise Woodgerd .... dailies producer
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Acosta .... music contractor
Sterling Andrews .... assistant to composer
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Tony Blondal .... score supervisor
Stephen Coleman .... music programmer
John M. Davis .... additional music editor
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor (as Evyen J. Klean)
Janet Lopez .... music coordinator
Alistair South .... assistant music editor
Alistair South .... music assistant
Nick South .... music editor
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Alice Wood .... music programmer
 
Transportation Department
Dawn Ballou .... driver: cast
Tony Barattini .... production van driver: basecamp
Ray Cicero .... driver: New York
Michael Connolly .... transportation co-captain: New York
Richard Curry .... transportation coordinator: New York
William t Curry .... driver: New York
Jim DePue .... driver
Mark Dobkousky .... driver
Joseph Fay .... driver: cast: New York
Geno Hart .... transportation coordinator
Hugh Kelly .... driver
Marty Osborne .... picture car coordinator
Adam Pinkstaff .... transportation captain
Frank Röth .... driver: cast: New York
Biyami Sak .... production driver: New York
Biyami Sak .... wardrobe truck driver: New York
Derek Severson .... production van driver
William Smallwood .... driver generator operator
Justin Swanson .... production driver: New York
Justin Swanson .... unit driver: New York
Kenny Swanson .... driver: New York
Gabe Turiello .... camera car driver
Erik W. Wickstrom .... driver: New York
 
Other crew
Morgan Ahlborn .... assistant production coordinator
Emily Anderson .... location assistant: new york
Debra Leilani Bakeman .... medic
Chris Baugh .... location manager
Michael Betz .... key assistant location manager
Robin Brown .... production assistant
David Buehrle .... production secretary
Alex Capaldi .... assistant: Directors
Aliya Carter .... assistant to directors
Faith Conroy .... script supervisor
Jeanie Farnam .... assistant location manager
Jami Ferreira .... stand-in: Diane Lane
Colter Freeman .... production assistant
Katy Galow .... set production assistant
Steve Gehrke .... script supervisor
Ron Goodman .... helicopter pilot
Tom Goodrich .... studio teacher
Derick Green .... production assistant
Abigail Hansen .... production assistant: New York
Justin Harrold .... key assistant location manager
Jake Hartline .... production assistant
Brian E. James .... location assistant
Andy Kastler .... accounting clerk
Jason Kouzikas .... assistant location manager: New York
Christie Kwan .... production coordinator
Ryan Lavalette .... location assistant
Jenny Lee .... montage sequence
Jenny Lee .... title designer
Abbey Lerman .... stand-in
Alexa Song Lindenthaler .... first assistant accountant
Kevin Lum .... key set production assistant
Lisa McPherson .... set production assistant
John Merchant .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Ryan Neary .... key assistant location manager
Terrill Ocona .... production assistant
Joshua Palefsky .... production assistant
Mike Patlin .... aerial coordinator
Derek Peterson .... key production assistant: New York
Alexandra Pursglove .... production assistant
Brennan Reynolds .... stand-in
David Rickabaugh .... stand-in: James Urbaniak
Deborah Ricketts .... stock footage researcher
Brandon Ripley .... production assistant
Joe Sevey .... location manager
Wayne T. Silva .... payroll accountant
Aaron Slavick .... assistant to executive producer
Gareth Smith .... montage sequence
Gareth Smith .... title designer
Tabitha Smith .... production assistant
Mary Sunshine .... production accountant
Spencer Taylor .... production assistant
Kim Thio .... paramedic
Rebecca Thornell .... script clearance
Austin Van De Walle .... production assistant
Natalie Vindivich .... stand-in
Townson Wells .... set production assistant
Lauren Willdeboer .... assistant location manager
Chad Witt .... set production assistant
Justin Wolfe .... assistant to producer
David Harry Yoon .... additional office production assistant: new york
Josh Deceuster .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Sarah R. Lotfi .... production intern (uncredited)
Jeffrey Raines .... studio teacher (uncredited)
 

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In scene when Lance Loud is on the phone with his family and reads a media description of himself and his "flamboyant, leech-like, homosexuality," that's a direct quote from article written back in the 1970s by Anne Roiphe in The New York Times.See more »
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Anachronisms: The Louds' Mercedes has a California plate with the number style 1AAA000. These plates did not appear until 1980.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Strong film about a documentary series that rocked the nation, 16 December 2012
Author: runamokprods from US

Surprisingly successful HBO film, which takes on the tricky multi-layered task of making a fictionalized docudrama about the making of "An American Family" a 10 hour PBS documentary that was the direct forerunner the surreal and semi-real world of 'reality television' we know today.

James Gandolfini plays James Gilbert, who has the brilliant idea to study a 'typical' American Family on film, almost as if it were an archaeological document. But of course no family is 'typical' (particularly the upscale Loud family), and all sorts of sticky moral, ethical and cinematic walls are crashed into. How objective can a documentary really be? What is, or should be off-limits of a prying camera? How much do the personalities and needs of the film-makers effect the behavior and choices subjects, subtly or sometimes very dramatically?

It also explores questions about family, as did the original series, but with the value of the passage of years to give context and distance. What is normal? Who are the heroes and villains in the complexities of family life? Are things ever that simple? Why do so many of us want to be seen, known? Or at least think we do?

It's very impressive that an 86 minute film can address so many of these questions so intelligently, entertainingly, disturbingly and ultimately movingly. The acting is all solid, with Diane Lane giving what may be the most impressive performance of her career, disappearing into the role of Pat Loud, the confused, self-searching mother.

While one could validly argue that there was more to explore (e.g. why was this series such a phenomenon? Why are we so driven to watch the train wrecks of other's lives?) this film does a terrific job of self-awarely playing with multiple layers and meanings of 'reality'. Not least when we briefly see footage of the real family cut in. Not surprising from these filmmakers, who also played with various levels of drama vs. reality so well in "American Splendor".

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