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Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens 

This film traces the artistic self-realization of Annie Leibovitz, from childhood through the death of her beloved friend, Susan Sontag, and includes snippets of Leibovitz's last visual ... See full synopsis »

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Barbara Leibovitz
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Episode credited cast:
Mikhail Baryshnikov ... Self
Graydon Carter ... Self
Hillary Clinton ... Self (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
George Clooney ... Self
Robert Downey Jr. ... Self
Kirsten Dunst ... Self
Whoopi Goldberg ... Self
Mick Jagger ... Self
Keira Knightley ... Self
Annie Leibovitz ... Self
Bette Midler ... Self
Demi Moore ... Self
Richard Nixon ... Self (archive footage)
Yoko Ono ... Self
Keith Richards ... Self
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This film traces the artistic self-realization of Annie Leibovitz, from childhood through the death of her beloved friend, Susan Sontag, and includes snippets of Leibovitz's last visual memories of Sontag. The film traces the arc of her photographic life, her aspirations to artistry, and the trajectory of her career through phases that included the tumultuous sixties in Berkeley, CA., touring with the Rolling Stones, a mentorship by Hunter S. Thompson, and, later, capturing the last candid moments of John Lennon's life with Yoko Ono. It closes with her reflections on life, children, and the the wake of her relationship with Sontag. The archival material presented here is invaluable for framing an understanding of this immeasurably influential visual artist.

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8 November 2019 | by joshlofgrenSee all my reviews

I've never seen a movie with a more obnoxious introduction. The film got slightly better after that, but not by much. Her life story was marginally interesting, before devolving into bland celebrity worship. One interviewee comments (paraphrasing) 'how some of the greatest works of all time were commissioned works (by the Medici)' I'm sorry but to Whoopi Goldberg in a tub full of milk to works by Botticelli, Michelangelo and Da Vinci insults my conscience.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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$439,095
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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