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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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Writer:
David Seltzer (written by)
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Release Date:
23 April 2011 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first American family to be the subjects of a reality TV show. | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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Cast

 

Diane Lane ... Pat Loud

James Gandolfini ... Craig Gilbert

Tim Robbins ... Bill Loud

Thomas Dekker ... Lance Loud

Patrick Fugit ... Alan Raymond

Kaitlyn Dever ... Michelle Loud

Johnny Simmons ... Kevin Loud

Kathleen Quinlan ... Mary

Emilio Rivera ... Watchman

Matt O'Leary ... Cameron

Dendrie Taylor ... Sally

Lolita Davidovich ... Val

Molly Hagan ... Kaye

Shanna Collins ... Susan Raymond

Willam Belli ... Candy

Nick Eversman ... Grant Loud

Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)

James Urbaniak ... Dick Cavett

Don McManus ... Moderator

Jake Richardson ... Tommy Goodwin

Sean O'Bryan ... Johnny Hall

Robert Curtis Brown ... Anthropologist

Danielle Sapia ... Misty

Caitlin Custer ... Delilah Loud
Stephen Caffrey ... Tom
Michelle Morgan ... Salesgirl

Karynn Moore ... Crow

Sara Arrington ... Marriott Desk Clerk
Kyle Riabko ... Jackie Curtis
Chris Shepardson ... Pirates Band Keyboardist

Mike Rad ... Desk Clerk
Joseph Dunn ... Policeman

Monika Jolly ... Yvonne

Justin Morck ... Shady Character

Lauren Byrnes ... Dancing girl

Patrick O'Connor ... MOMA Curator

Laurie Landry ... Bikini Girl

Patricia Scanlon ... Nunka

Cory Blevins ... Network Executive
Lance Loud ... Himself (archive footage)

Colin Campbell ... Political Analyst

Jemal Draco ... Sequoia
Logan Raskin ... Office Associate
Patricia Loud ... Herself (archive footage)

Charles Gardner ... Leather boy #2
JC Dickinson ... Party Guest
Bill Loud ... Himself (archive footage)
Craig Gilbert ... Himself (archive footage)
Max Tsarev ... Actor

Kimberly Levin ... Significant Other (as Kimberly Kohn)
Ciel Turich ... Event Photographer

Cari Shanks ... Party Guest

Susan Dohan ... Mrs. Hart
Shari Gulley ... Shopper

Joel Davis ... Angel Cowboy
Todd Landon Black ... Boom Operator
Tara Inden ... Boutique Shopper

Brendan Nyhan ... Brad
Mark Di Maria ... Hotel Friend
Eric Cueto ... Kabuki the Cheer Leader
Franq Ezenekwe ... Sound Man, Dick Cavett Show
Chris Humphrey ... Theater patron
Anna Mikaelyan ... Fiesta party goer

David Zurak ... Ballerina
Aliya Carter ... Secretary
Frank Rubio ... Sky Cap

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

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

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

Christopher Guetig ... House Guest (uncredited)
Erin Naughton ... Flight Attendent (uncredited)
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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
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 .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Steve Bissinger .... sound effects editor
Paul Buscemi .... epk sound
Susan Dudeck .... supervising adr editor
Carl Fischer .... boom operator
Kim Foscato .... dialogue editor
Matthew Hartman .... assistant supervising sound editor (as Matt Hartman)
Lora Hirschberg .... sound re-recording mixer
Petur Hliddal .... production sound mixer
Louis Hone .... foley mixer
Amanda Jacques .... boom operator: New York
Scott R. Lewis .... sound re-recording mixer (as Scott Lewis)
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Charlotte Moore .... post production sound accountant
Douglas Murray .... sound 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
Goro Koyama .... foley artist (uncredited)
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (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
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
Pete Escobar .... grip
Samuel G. Friedman .... lamp operator: New York
Cranston Gobbo .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Justin Holdsworth .... gaffer
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
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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86 min
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Trivia:
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 Loud's Mercedes has a California plate with the number style 1AAA000. These plates did not appear until 1980.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "An American Family" (1973)See more »
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Tale of Brave UlyssesSee more »

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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
seamless interweaving of drama, docudrama & documentary, 23 April 2011
Author: mukava991 from United States

"Cinema Verite" may be a new art form: a drama shot in semi-documentary style about a documentary series (shot in 1971, televised nationally in 1973) which itself hovered between the spontaneous and the rehearsed. This 90-minute effort takes about a third of its running time time to get off the ground, but when it does it becomes fascinating as both sociology and drama.

At first it seems as if there is no point in re-enacting the back story to the famous series that followed the ups and downs of the upper-middle-class Loud family of Santa Barbara. Nothing particularly interesting happens as a producer (James Gandolfini) talks a married couple (Diane Lane and Tim Robbins) into allowing cameras into their lives for an unprecedentedly close look at the perfect American family. The real drama begins only when the participants are forced to grapple with the big choices (what and what not to film, what and what not to do when the camera is rolling, how to handle the fact that their lives have decisively changed once the cameras entered). The actors here give themselves totally to this multi-leveled process and come out with flying colors.

We see the actual Loud family in snippets from the original series juxtaposed with their contemporary impersonators who seamlessly fill their shoes, sometimes in mid- conversation. The casting is very good; the resemblances are striking. (But as close a match as Diane Lane is to Pat Loud, Demi Moore would have been even closer.) Some clever member of the creative team even decided to frame the whole enterprise with Mama Cass's 1969 song hit "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (originally a hit in 1931, about 40 years before "An American Family"'s time), allowing the song to surface again, 40 more years down the road, as underscoring to an examination of "the first reality show." A neat touch.

One thing they got wrong was the performance of the underground play "Vain Victory" which the mother attends in the company of her gay son, Lance. The performers and venue for such ragtag productions were a lot funkier than depicted in this otherwise spot-on production. Of course, by 2011 cultural standards such drag acts are as tame and commonplace as Twinkies, but they were enough to drive Pat Loud out of the room back in '71.

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