Show Notes

Depicting masters of their craft through documentary is the theme this week. In FILMWORKER, Leon Vitali spent his life working with Stanley Kubrick to develop and preserve a level of quality that Kubrick is known for to this day and in our interview Chris speaks with Sam Pollard, director of SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I?VE GOTTA BE ME.


Group Review Documentary:

FILMWORKER - (2018) / USA (Director: Tony Zierra, Producers: Tony Zierra, Elizabeth Yoffe)

Available in limited theatrical release


Film Featured in Interview Portion:

SAMMY DAVIS, JR..: I?VE GOTTA BE ME - (2017) / USA (Director: Samuel D. Pollard ?Producer: Sally Rosenthal)


Other Documentaries Mentioned:

Amy / 2015 (Director: Asif Kapadia)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) / (Director: Alexandra Dean)

Crumb / 1994 (Director: Terry Zwigoff)

Evil Genius / 2018 (Director: Barbara Schroeder, co-director Trey Borzillieri)

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life / 2016 (Directors: Michael Fiore, Erik Sharkey)

The Fourth Estate / 2018 (Director: Liz Garbus)

Gaga: Five Foot Two / 2017 (Director: Chris Moukarbel)

I Am Not Your Negro / 2016 (Director: Raoul Peck)

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words / 2015 (Director: Stig Bj?rkman)

Itzhak / 2017 (Director: Alison Chernick)

Jim & Andy / 2017(Director: Chris Smith)

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold / 2017 (Director: Griffin Dunne)

Listen to Me Marlon / 2015 (Director: Stevan Riley)

Man on Wire / 2008 (Director: James Marsh)

Miss Sharon Jones / 2015 (Director: Barbara Kopple)

My Architect / 2003 (Director: Nathaniel Kahn)

Room 237 / 2012 (Director: Rodney Ascher)

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda / 2017 (Director: Stephen Nomura Schible)

The Salt of the Earth / 2014 (Directors: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado)

Searching for Sugarman / 2012 (Director: Malik Bendjelloul)

Tig / 2015 (Directors: Kristina Goolsby, Ashley York)

Tongues Untied / 1989 (Director: Marlon Riggs)

What Happened, Miss Simone? / 2015 (Directors: Liz Garbus, Hal Tulchin)



03:15 - Intro discussion - Documentaries about Creative Process

10:00 - Group review of FILMWORKER

23:50 - Chris Interviews Sam Pollard of SAMMY DAVIS, JR..: I?VE GOTTA BE ME

36:00 - Doc Talk


Hammer to Nail Links by Christopher Llewellyn Reed:





Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS (thanks to Christopher Ernst)