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6th DMZ Docs(2014)

I AM DOCU



Farewell ro Hollywood

Henry CORRA, Regina NICHOLSON

  • USA
  • 2013
  • 102min
  • DCP
  • color

Synopsis

In a recurring poetic image, 17-yearold Regina Diane NICHOLSON swings between heaven and earth on a breathtakingly high cliff by the sea. Reggie is a tomboy struggling with cancer, her parents and her dream of making a film. She impresses us with her loving, strong personality and wisdom beyond her years, as well as her morbid sense of humor. Together with director Henry CORRA, she is working on a portrait of herself and her struggle with her illness. The film’s initial focus is on Reggie, but it quickly makes way for an escalating conflict between her and her parents as Reggie develops a closer relationship with Henry, who takes her seriously. When Reggie turns 18 and can make decisions on her own, things become even more intense. This film is a poetic fairytale about love and death, holding on and letting go, one that invites us to discuss the relationship between the maker, subject and family. An eclectic mix of images with the intimacy of a video diary or home movie, it is filmed both by Henry and by Reggie and supplemented by their text message exchanges, images from her favorite movies, and fairytale-like scenes with songs that together form a heartwarming, but also heartbreaking and controversial ode to Reggie.

Review

Director

  • Henry CORRA

    An award-winning filmmaker and Sundance Institute Fellow, best known for pioneering Living Cinema, his unique style of nonfiction. His films include Umbrellas (1994), George (2000), Same Sex America (2005), the Emmy-nominated NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell (2007) and The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan (2010) have been exhibited worldwide in theatrical venues and broadcast and also been shown in museum and cultural venues internationally. Farewell to Hollywood (2013) The Disappearance Of Mckinley Nolan (2010) Jack (2009) NY77: The Coolest Year In Hell (2007)Same Sex America (2005) Frames (2004) George (2000) Umbrellas (1995)​ 

  • Regina NICHOLSON

    She was a South Pasadena-based filmmaker and student. Her short film Glimpse of Horizon, about her mortality, won AFI’s TEENDOCS competition and has been featured at the Silverdocs Documentary Festival and the Heartland Film Festival. Her last film, Farewell to Hollywood, is a feature made in collaboration with Henry CORRA. 

Credit

  • ProducerJeremy AMAR
  • Cinematography Henry CORRA, Regina NICHOLSON
  • Editor Kimberley HASSETT

Production / World Sales Films

Production   Corra Films

Tel  1 212 965 8600

E-mail  annmarie@corrafilms.com​ 

World Sales Films   Transit International Inc.

Tel  1 514 844 3358

E-mail  jan@filmtransit.com​