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Amy Scott
Christine Beebe, Shark Pig

ONCE I WAS: The Hal Ashby Story examines the life and work of American cult director Hal Ashby, an iconoclast whose strident rebelliousness in the face of the Hollywood studio system set the course for an unapologetically original body of work. He is the director who brought us The Landlord, Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Bound For Glory, Coming Home, and Being There. Between 1970 and 1979, Ashby's films collected 7 Academy Awards and 24 Academy nominations. This is the official Hal Ashby documentary that will contextualize his contribution to modern day cinema and tell the insider's story about this beloved actor's director.

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