Film history is re-written both deliberately and inadvertently, and so the consideration of it as "fact" becomes tricky, as Jane Gaines' work reveals.
The history of this important American cultural institution is vital and appreciated, of course. If only the text had more "life" and "color" in it, as a good film does.
Francis Ford Coppola's 'Live Cinema' Is an Indispensable Jewel for Film Student and Film Aficionado Alike
A master filmmaker searches for new ways to tell old stories.
Under the lens of cultural and historical context, as well as understanding the reflective nature of popular culture, it's hard not to read this film as a cautionary tale about the limitations of isolationism.