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Film Info
Film Type:Documentary Feature
Special Presentation
Release Year:2017`
Runtime:84 min
Original Language:English
Subtitles:No
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Amanda Ladd-Jones
Cast:Alan Ladd Jr.
Ben Affleck
Mel Brooks
Morgan Freeman
Mel Gibson
Ron Howard
George Lucas
Ridley Scott
Sigourney Weaver
Producer(s):Amanda Ladd-Jones
Jason Ruffolo
Amanda Ramirez
Natasha Klibansky
Chip Mauro
Auriel Jimenez
Katherine Griffin
Richard Buhrman
Stephen Stanton
Ryan Sweeney
Executive Producer(s):M.C. Powell
Norka Sadd
Description

Cap off the Heartland Film Festival with a special screening honoring Alan Ladd Jr. with Heartland Film’s Pioneering Spirit: Lifetime Achievement Award and an after-party featuring music from Joshua Powell and food from Sweet & Savory.

Film Synopsis

"Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies" is one daughter's journey to discover her father, Alan Ladd, Jr, the quiet studio head and producer behind such iconic films as "Star Wars," "Alien," "Blade Runner," "Chariots of Fire," and "Young Frankenstein." Amanda Ladd-Jones' quest leads her to understand her father as the man that he is and the impact he's had on American Cinema.

 

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