“De Palma” — A legendary filmmaker tells his story in new documentary

The Filmmakers’ Generation has but a handful of saints. More than a few of them are Italian-American. Most have had to fall back on their reputations in recent years. Some got too rich to keep working. Some tried to do intimate pictures that audiences didn’t connect with.

But their names are a veritable ’70s movie lovers’ mantra.

There’s Spielberg and Lucas, Coppola and Scorsese.

And Brian De Palma.

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I consider A24 the new studio with the hottest, most-debatable lineup of films, an outfit that released “Ex Machina” and “The Spectacular Now,” “Amy” and “Room,” “Spring Breakers” and “Locke,” “Mississippi Grind” and “The End of the Tour.”

So it’s not the least bit surprising that they’ve got their hands on a movie-lovers’ movie about a filmmaker who has long been a favorite of genre movie-lovers, covering a fairly wide range of genres.

“De Palma” opens in June in limited release.

 

 

 

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