Friday, December 6, 2013

Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen

A New York Times Critic’s Pick: “Their work endures, and so does what they stood for.” (Andy Webster, New York Times)

A film by John Mulholland

COOPER & HEMINGWAY: THE TRUE GEN looks back at the fascinating and unlikely friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper. Narrated by Sam Waterston, Len Cariou as the voice of Ernest Hemingway and with on-camera interviews, including: Elmore Leonard, Kirk Douglas, Jim Harrison, Stephen Prince, Patrick Hemingway, A. E. Hotchner, Patricia Neal, Brian Garfield. Written & Directed by John Mulholland. Produced by Richard Zampella.

From 1940, when they first met, until their untimely deaths a mere seven weeks apart in 1961, Cooper and Hemingway connected, collided, clashed, and reconnected in Idaho, New York, Cuba, L.A. and Paris. Seen against the panorama of the turbulent 20th Century, COOPER AND HEMINGWAY is more than the story of a unique friendship; it is an exploration of the changing ideals of what defines a hero, what acts can be called courageous and what defines the sometimes fragile ideal of masculinity.

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