CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL
- Sept. 27, 2012, 12:00, Ocean cinema, Meridian hall
The film tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood’s most prolific writer, director, producer, the true “godfather” of independent filmmaking. While known for working fast—some of his films were made in two days—and wallowing in the B-movie world of monsters, bad special effects, schlocky acting, and plentiful nudity, Corman is also a respected rebel of cinema. He dealt with hot-button social topics like race and feminism. He taught the next generation of film greats, including Scorsese, Demme, Coppola, Cameron, even Ron Howard.
This film is Alex Stapleton’s feature length directorial debut. After interviewing Roger for an arts magazine back in 2006, she was determined to make a documentary about him that would illuminate his prolific contributions to the world of cinema. Making the film has been a film school education like no other. She now feels like an honorary graduate of the Roger Corman school of filmmaking that has also churned out many of her film heroes such as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, John Sayles and Jonathan Demme. Corman’s World received its premiere at the Sundance IFF in 2011. Фильмография / Filmography: — Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, 2011