The Life and Work of Filmmaker Hal Ashby

Hal - The Life and Work of Filmmaker Hal Ashby
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Robert avatar

Being There beguiled me when I was a TV-addicted child, then Harold and Maude blew my 21-year-old mind when I saw it on a cross-country hitchhiking trip in 1990. Somehow I never connected them with the same director, let alone one with a name: Hal Ashby. It's weird what blind spots can ...Read more

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thank you AMY SCOTT for making this film~!

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Like Ben said!
I used to teach freshmen college students for awhile at CSU and I think they saw most of his films. Why? Because they'd say, "What was it *really* like back then? " This was 2008/2015. Was amazed at how far the jaws of this supposedly "sophisticated" generation dropped ...Read more

Minami avatar

You'll be able to find HAROLD AND MAUDE on Kanopy! We've let our Licensing Team know of your request for more Hal Ashby titles - we hope we'll be able to offer them soon.

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yes yes yes please! Being There is a film everyone should see. Especially NOW...please consider adding it. The Landlord is also important. I've never seen Coming Home and would love to find it here!

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yes yes!

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c'mon kanopy, now we need his film films on here!

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I adore Ashby's work and have been waiting for a doc about him - had no idea there was one, brand new!

Nancy avatar

Well done doc about a true original. Ashby's films informed the politics of my teenage years for which I am indebted to him.

Opal avatar

Harold and Maude and Being There are two of my favorite movies. Now I want to see all of the movies Hal directed. Great Stuff!

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His stuff is great! Coming Home is amazing, and the oft-overlooked The Landlord is wonderful as well. His cinematography was ahead-of-the-time and un-appreciated (at the time....still unappreciated now IMO) by critics and film historians (including fast but meaningful cuts, 360-degree ...Read more

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