Directed by Amy Scott
“What ever happened to Hal Ashby?” So reads a headline in this long overdue reassessment of one of the 1970s’ most iconoclastic Hollywood filmmakers. Director of cult hits Harold and Maude, Shampoo, and The Last Detail, Hal Ashby was New Hollywood’s most countercultural and socially conscious creative mind. Director Amy Scott treats us to a treasure trove of archival footage and A-list recollections exploring Ashby’s tenure. Eschewing traditional hagiography in favor of an astutely researched profile, Hal is a throwback to the era immediately preceding the corporatization of moviemaking.
Director: Amy Scott
Producers: Christine Beebe, Brian Morrow, Jonathan Lynch, Lisa Janssen
Cinematographer: Jonathan Narducci
Editor: Lisa Janssen