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Title Theater of war / White Buffalo Entertainment ; producer, Nina Santisi ; directed and edited by John Walter.

Published [New York, NY] : Lorber Films : Distributed by Kino Lorber Inc., [2010]


Location Call No. Status
Edition [Widescreen].
Physical description 1 videodisc (96 minutes) : sound, colour and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Camera, Felix Andrew, John Walter ; music, Robert Miller.
Notes Originally produced in 2008.
A documentary about art & politics.
Bonus material includes commentary from filmmaker Michael Moore and director John Walter.
Performers Meryl Streep, Tony Kushner, Kevin Kline, George C. Wolfe, Barbara Brecht-Schall, Oskar Eustis.
Summary An examination of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and her children", and the political philosophies the play represents. Preparing for The Public Theater's 2006 production of Brecht's anti-war play, Meryl Streep allows a camera crew to document her rehearsal process and interest in the work. Moreover, the life and times of Brecht himself are followed, most notably the playwrites' escape from Nazi Germany, subsequent exile, testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee, and his eventual return to the country where the play was first staged. Along with backstage scenes and discussion by theatre notables such as Tony Kushner and Streep's costar Kevin Kline, the documentary seeks to depict the history and inspirations underlying the play's themes.
System notes DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Language notes In English and German with English subtitles.
Other author Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder. English.
Walter, John W., film editor, director, director of photography.
Santisi, Nina, producer.
Streep, Meryl, actor.
Kushner, Tony, actor.
Kline, Kevin, actor.
Wolfe, George C., actor.
Brecht-Schall, Barbara, actor.
Eustis, Oskar, 1958- actor.
Moore, Michael, 1954 April 23- commentator.
Andrew, Felix, director of photography.
Miller, Robert (Composer), composer.
White Buffalo Entertainment (Firm)
Lorber Films (Firm)
Kino Lorber, Inc.
Subject Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Dramatic production.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 -- Characters -- Women.
Public Theater (New York, N.Y.)
Theater -- Political aspects.
Actors -- Interviews.
Theatrical producers and directors -- Interviews.
Theater -- Production and direction -- New York (State) -- New York.
Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 -- Drama.
Women and war -- Drama.
Children and war -- Drama.
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Standard Number 718122566174
ISBN 0982253680
Publisher Number LF-DVD-36 Lorber Films