Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Poster for Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Spring 2012 Documentary series

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 8:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Alex Stapleton

Screenplay by Alex Stapleton

Starring Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Roger Corman

Rated 14A · 1h 31m
United States

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Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

This feature documentary is a tantalizing and star-studded tribute to Roger Corman, Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, and seminal influencing force in modern moviemaking over the last 60 years. Featuring interviews with Hollywood icons and cinematic luminaries, some of whom launched their careers within Corman’s unforgettable world of filmmaking (e.g. Paul W.S. Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert De Niro, Peter Fonda, Pam Grier, Ron Howard, Eli Roth, Martin Scorsese, William Shatner, Jack Nicholson, along with many others) this documentary chronicles how Corman created his cult film empire, one low-budget success at a time, capitalizing on undiscovered talent and pushing the boundaries of independent filmmaking.

What do Avatar, Arrested Development, The Godfather, Passion Fish, The Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver and Gremlins all have in common? They likely would not exist without Roger Corman. In fact, fans of most any genre would do well to thank Corman. Without the DIY foundation laid by the godfather of independent cinema, there is no telling where the state of modern filmmaking would be. Despite the fact that Corman sculpted a new methodology for filmmaking, his legacy tends to thrive under the mainstream surface in the same esoteric circles where his so-awful-they’re-glorious movies dwell. For this reason alone, Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel succeeds immensely. This entertaining documentary shows the sheer range of influence the Detroit-born writer, producer and director has wielded on entertainment. (Sean Edgar, Paste Magazine)