SAD HILL UNEARTHED
2017, Zapruder Pictures, 86 min, Spain, Dir: Guillermo de Oliveira

Few movie locations are as iconic and memorable as the graveyard in which Sergio Leone’s epic Western THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY reaches its grand conclusion. Shockingly this 5,000-grave movie set located in the Spanish countryside was abandoned after the film, unprotected for nearly five decades. In this inspiring documentary, a group of fans sets out with shovels and wheelbarrows to restore the sacred space and create the ultimate destination for the movie’s devout followers across the world. Featuring interviews with legendary composer Ennio Morricone, director Joe Dante and Leone superfan James Hetfield of Metallica - along with a special appearance by the Man With No Name himself - SAD HILL UNEARTHED is a beautiful tribute to Leone’s masterpiece and a moving portrait of the collective nature of fandom. Best Motion Picture winner at the Sitges International Film Festival.


THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD
2018, Netflix, 98 min, USA, Dir: Morgan Neville

When Orson Welles returned to America after a self-imposed exile in the early 1970s, he began working on what he felt would be his magnum opus, The Other Side of the Wind. The film wasn’t completed in his lifetime, and in this documentary Morgan Neville follows the movie’s near 50-year journey to the screen, interviewing many of the actors and filmmakers who accompanied Welles on his adventure, as well as those who sought to bring his masterpiece to completion. The result is a portrait of both a great, flawed genius and the labyrinthine aesthetic, economic and political problems that plagued what should have been Welles’ last great triumph.


LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE
MUCHOS HIJOS, UN MONO Y UN CASTILLO
2017, Dogwoof, 90 min, Spain, Dir: Gustavo Salmerón

Famed Spanish actor Gustavo Salmerón (MENSAKA, ASFALTO) makes his feature directorial debut with this intimate documentary about his mother, Julita. Through a series of interviews, the film walks us through the woman’s entire life, including her past accomplishments, lost dreams and future hopes, creating a loving portrait that is both universal and deeply personal. The film has become a surprise favorite among Spanish audiences, as well as winner of Best Documentary at the 2018 Goya Awards. “A celebration of the life of an extraordinary woman with whom most viewers will probably also have fallen in love by the time the credits roll.” - Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter.


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