Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial.
Both uproaringly funny and unerringly cautionary, Broomfield's behind-the-scenes document of the making of a musical becomes a ceremonious unmaking-of as egos, budgets and general calamity ... See full summary »
15 years after his classic documentary "The Leader, His Driver, and the Driver's Wife", Nick Broomfield examines the history of the far-right AWB and its leader Eugene Terre'Blanche and ... See full summary »
F.W. de Klerk,
It's Just About A Couple of Sincere Hard Working Gals
I have watched this film and shared it with friends dozens of times over during the last 15 years. It is true as "jimmylee" has stated in his comments that it is a rare glimpse into the creative process and into the very private life of Lily, her partner Jane, and their production company. I found many bits very candid and revealing and it only endeared both of them and their art to me. They show themselves to be just a couple of very hard working girls like millions of other working girls. The difference, of course, is that their work is much more public than most. The work they did for this show is part of and reveals much of the prevailing culture of the seventies and eighties. Lily Tomlin, herself, is a cultural icon in her own right.
I enjoyed it many times before I actually got the pleasure of seeing the one woman show that came out of the work in progress documented in this film - "Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe". I enjoyed it so much and wore out a copy of the play I bought to such an extent, that the live show was a huge disappointment for me! Quite unfair to such a brilliant artist and her writer.
I have many more questions than answers about each of their creative processes and I was left wanting to know much more.
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