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Postcards from the Edge

Released 1990
Distributor Columbia

Carrie Fisher’s witty 1987 roman-a-clef about her Hollywood upbringing is brought to the screen in somewhat restructured form by director Mike Nichols in one of his most underrated works. Nichols stages the story of a troubled actress and her diva mother with impeccable comic timing and understated emotion. Fisher’s mom Debbie Reynolds was ready to play the mother but Nichols opted for Shirley MacLaine.

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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.

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