Hollywood Mavericks

Director: Don McGlynn
Screenwriters: Todd McCarthy, Michael Henry Wilson

Institute History

  • 1990 Sundance Film Festival


Upon receiving a life-achievement award, Orson Welles accepted on behalf of all the "maverick" filmmakers who, like himself, did not always fit comfortably within the Hollywood system: "What we do come up with has no special right to call Itself better; it's just different. No, if there's any excuse for us at all, it's that we're simply following the old American tradition of the maverick."

The definition of what it means to be a maverick in the American film industry has evolved over the decades. But regardless of the era, a great many of the most original, innovative, exciting and influential films have come from directors who have produced their work regardless of the pressures of the marketplace. As Alan Rudolph puts it, maverick filmmaking is "healthy subversion."

Using both original film footage and rare interview material, Hollywood Mavericks takes a hard, realistic look at what it means to be an artist in a commercial industry.

Monday, January 22, 7:00 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema ill

Thursday, January 25, 1:00 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema II

Friday. January 26, 10:00 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema III


— Tony Safford

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