Casting By

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Nov 1 through Thu, Nov 7.

Fri, Nov 1

11:00am

Fri, Nov 1

1:10pm

Fri, Nov 1

3:15pm

Fri, Nov 1

5:20pm

Fri, Nov 1

7:25pm

Fri, Nov 1

9:45pm

Sat, Nov 2

1:10pm

Sat, Nov 2

3:15pm

Sat, Nov 2

5:20pm

Sat, Nov 2

7:25pm

Sun, Nov 3

1:10pm

Sun, Nov 3

3:15pm

Sun, Nov 3

5:20pm

Sun, Nov 3

7:25pm

Sun, Nov 3

9:30pm

Mon, Nov 4

11:00am

Mon, Nov 4

1:10pm

Mon, Nov 4

3:15pm

Mon, Nov 4

5:20pm

Mon, Nov 4

7:25pm

Mon, Nov 4

9:30pm

Tue, Nov 5

11:00am

Tue, Nov 5

1:10pm

Tue, Nov 5

3:15pm

Tue, Nov 5

5:20pm

Tue, Nov 5

7:25pm

Tue, Nov 5

9:30pm

Wed, Nov 6

11:00am

Wed, Nov 6

1:10pm

Wed, Nov 6

3:15pm

Wed, Nov 6

5:20pm

Wed, Nov 6

7:25pm

Wed, Nov 6

9:30pm

Thu, Nov 7

11:00am

Thu, Nov 7

1:10pm

Thu, Nov 7

3:15pm

Thu, Nov 7

5:20pm

Thu, Nov 7

7:25pm

Thu, Nov 7

9:30pm

Casting By
Tom Donahue, 2012
USA | Format: DCP | 89 minutes

One week only!

Casting director Ellen Lewis in person for Q&A at 7:25pm shows on Friday and Saturday!

How, in fact, do all those wonderful men, women and children we see on the screen actually get there? As we learn in Tom Donahue’s revealing new film, that’s the contribution of casting directors, who trawl independent movies, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, college theater and summer stock to come up with the new faces constantly demanded by the star-making machinery of the cinema. The film traces the evolution of the casting director beginning after WWII, citing the crucial role of the late Marion Dougherty, who moved from theater to television and eventually to Hollywood, and who perhaps more than anyone else professionalized the field. Interviews with major casting directors including Juliet Taylor, Lynn Stalmaster and Dougherty herself and many of the actors they discovered (including Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood and Al Pacino) give a rich sense of the work that goes on before the cameras start rolling.

Toronto International Film Festival, 2012
New York Film Festival, 2012

“Lively… remarkable” —Robert Koehler, Variety

“Highly entertaining… illuminating” —David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“A warm and emotional thank you and tribute to this extremely important and often overlooked work” —Katie Walsh, The Playlist

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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