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MQFF: Making Montgomery Clift

Documentary


 

Montgomery Clift's biographers have often drawn a portrait of a troubled and tormented actor; now Clift's nephew draws on family archives to correct misconceptions.

The lead character in the story built a career in movie roles as a moody, sensitive young man. His relations are at pains to address the myths and falsehoods that have been built around his memory. There is a meticulous justifying of the man they knew in the face of the more salacious and widely known versions. Watch for the interesting insights to the workings of last-century Hollywood and the difficulties of reclaiming the reputation of a family member. The full Monty.

Anne Murphy

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2019
96 mins