Documentary/Filmmaking

 

Art is a lie that reveals the truth (Picasso). 

In The Astors: A Most Interesting Evening, writer/director Michael Gottleib uses parody to create an illusion that celebrates community theatre's contribution to cultural enrichment. Three themes of hubris, hope, and love made Titanic, the Broadway stage production, a Tony award winning show. In The Astors, Gottleib punctuates backstage video with casted scenes mimicking Oscar-like presentations (Astors). In these vignettes, the brash Astor's hostess serves as a metaphor to accentuate the themes of hubris, hope and love in acknowledging performing artists for the risks they take and their passion to perform. (55 minutes)


To see the documentary, go to YouTube at <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAfcQkx3xdI>