Ambler: Father, Son, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Academy Award winning actor/director Lee Grant's first film role (and Oscar nomination) was alongside Kirk Douglas in William Wyler's Detective Story, immediately before being blacklisted for 12 years. Her portrait of Kirk and Michael Douglas' Hollywood Dynasty is alternatively a celebration, indictment, and fabulous dinner party. This is the kind of film that could only have been created by a confidant and friend.

  • Ambler: Father, Son, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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    Academy Award winning actor/director Lee Grant's first film role (and Oscar nomination) was alongside Kirk Douglas in William Wyler's Detective Story, immediately before being blacklisted for 12 years. Her portrait of Kirk and Michael Douglas' Hollywood Dynasty is alternatively a celebration, ind...

  • AFI Silver Presents: Down and Out in America

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    Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Lee Grant's exploration of Reagan-era America takes us from the heartland, where farms that have fed the U.S. for a century are being dismembered by local banks, through the the tent-cities of Los Angeles and welfare hotels of New York. A ...

  • AFI Silver Presents: The Willmar 8

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    Grant's feature length directorial debut follows eight women in America's heartland who are driven by gender discrimination to picket the bank where they work, in the dead of a Minnesota winter. Risking jobs, friends, family and their place in the community, the Willmar 8 began the longest bank s...