Hal

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Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s—HAROLD AND MAUDE, THE LAST DETAIL, SHAMPOO, COMING HOME, BEING THERE—he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. read more
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Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s—HAROLD AND MAUDE, THE LAST DETAIL, SHAMPOO, COMING HOME, BEING THERE—he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott’s exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist. Ashby was a Hollywood director who constantly clashed with Hollywood, but also a unique soul with an unprecedented insight into the human condition and an unmatched capacity for good. His films were an elusive blend of honesty, irreverence, humor, and humanity. Through the heartrending and inspiring HAL, you feel buoyed by Ashby’s love of people and of cinema, a little like walking on water.

Original Release

09/07/2018

US Release

09/07/2018

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Cast

Hal Ashby Self / Himself (archive footage)
Jane Fonda Herself / Self
Jon Voight Himself / Self
Lee Grant Herself / Self
Dustin Hoffman Himself / Self
Rosanna Arquette Herself / Self
Jeff Bridges Himself / Self
Allison Anders Herself / Self
Judd Apatow Himself / Self
David O. Russell Himself / Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Amy Scott

Cast

Hal Ashby Self / Himself (archive footage)
Jane Fonda Herself / Self
Jon Voight Himself / Self
Lee Grant Herself / Self
Dustin Hoffman Himself / Self
Rosanna Arquette Herself / Self
Jeff Bridges Himself / Self
Allison Anders Herself / Self
Judd Apatow Himself / Self
David O. Russell Himself / Self
Adam McKay Himself / Self
Beau Bridges Himself / Self
Alexander Payne Himself / Self
Caleb Deschanel Himself / Self
Norman Jewison Himself / Self
Lisa Cholodenko Herself / Self
Buddy Joe Hooker Himself / Self
Haskell Wexler Himself / Self
Lynn Stalmaster Himself / Self
Pablo Ferro Himself / Self

Producers

Lenny Beckerman Executive Producer
Fred Beebe Executive Producer
Nick Quested Executive Producer
Brian A. Miller Executive Producer
David Armillei Producer
Christine Beebe Producer
Lisa Janssen Producer
Jonathan Lynch Producer
Brian Morrow Producer
Charles Mudd Producer

Editors

Sean Jarrett, Brian Morrow, Amy Scott

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