Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind

Director: Laurent Bouzereau

Institute History

  • 2020 Sundance Film Festival


Natalie Wood literally grew up in the public eye, appearing in films alongside legends like Orson Wells and playing iconic characters like the little girl in Miracle on 34th Street. Into adulthood, Wood delivered indelible performances and changed the lives of many, including help launch the film career of Robert Redford after seeing him on stage in New York. In the minds of many, Natalie Wood’s remarkable life and career have been overshadowed by her tragic death off the coast of Catalina Island. Her extensive circle of family and friends, however, has not forgotten her life.

Guided by her daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner and featuring previously unseen home movies, photographs, diaries, and letters, Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind lets those closest to her tell an intimate story of the Natalie Wood they knew. Besides discussing the night she died and its terrible aftermath, those who knew her best share what made her not just a remarkable actor but also a friend, wife, and mother, whose loss is lessened in impact only by her loving memory.

— S.S.

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