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Shepard & Dark -- SHEPARD & DARK is a documentary portrait of the unlikely decades-long friendship between actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard and reclusive oddball Johnny Dark, through a correspondence of handwritten letters dating back to the 1960s.
Shepard & Dark --  Shepard & Dark is the remarkable story of a friendship in letters.


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Directed by
Treva Wurmfeld 
Produced by
Sandra Adair .... associate producer
Amy Hobby .... producer
Emily Wachtel .... executive producer
Treva Wurmfeld .... executive producer
Original Music by
Graham Reynolds 
Cinematography by
Treva Wurmfeld 
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
Editorial Department
Matthew Coleshill .... assistant editor
Hilary McHone .... post-production assistant
Charlie Rokosny .... colorist
Caitlin Tartaro .... digital intermediate producer
Jessica M. Thompson .... assistant editor (as Jessica Thompson)
Other crew
Kate Coe .... archival research
Christopher L. Perez .... clearance counsel


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92 min
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ignoble vs. noble?, 26 September 2014
Author: Michael from United States

Pure documentary. As pure reality film, the subjects of this film are given freedom to interact and to wander through a given time frame the documentary director chose as a span of coverage. Issues are either left resolved or unresolved at the end of the span of coverage. Thus, expect no objective, no moral goals or punchline. The correspondence remains private except for a few key letters, but we're left to observe a grounded, award-winning playwright and actor interact with persons outside the entertainment business. That said, take a board, get a bucket of paint (color is not important, but make it oil-based paint), acquire a horse-hair brush, apply paint to the wooden board--two coats, now sit back and watch it dry. Now, which was more entertaining?

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