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Isadora

Released 1968
Distributor Universal Pictures

Karel Reisz’ epic biography of Isadora Duncan—an American dancer whose European exploits made her a political lightning rod—stars Vanessa Redgrave, no stranger to controversy herself. Told mostly in flashback as Duncan dictates her memoirs, the 1968 film co-stars James Fox and Jason Robards. Redgrave won just about every best actress award under the sun save for the Oscar.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.