Film legend Sidney Lumet tells his own story in a never-before-seen interview shot in 2008 by late filmmaker Daniel Anker and producer Thane Rosenbaum. With candor, humor and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being.
Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski (AFTERNOON OF A FAUN, THE LOVING STORY, LOVING) weaves Lumet’s personal stories and commentary with scenes from his films to create a portrait of one of the most accomplished, influential and socially conscious directors in the history of cinema. Clips spanning his canon, from 12 ANGRY MEN, SERPICO, DOG DAY AFTERNOON, NETWORK, and many more, reveal the spiritual and ethical lessons at the core of his work.
“It’s the kind of documentary that might serve as a perfect introduction to Lumet’s work. When it’s done, you want to watch all of these films immediately.” - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times