Paul Williams: Still Alive – Winnipeg Premiere

The circle is complete.

Stephen Kessler’s 2011 documentary ‘Paul Williams:  Still Alive’ will have its Winnipeg debut Saturday, March 23rd at the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque Theatre.  Following the film on opening night, there will be a live Skype interview with the director.

“A moving and affectionate portrait of one of the huge pop icons of 1970, Grammy and Oscar winner Paul Williams, legendary songwriter of Rainy Days and Mondays, We’ve Only Just Begun and Just An Old Fashioned Love Song. The film opens with a scene of Williams in Winnipeg as a guest at Phantompalooza 2 where he was lauded for his role in the film Phantom of the Paradise. Williams wrote songs for David Bowie, Anne Murray and Kermit the Frog (The Rainbow Connection) was an endless guest of TV talk shows and made many movie appearances before he crashed and burned with drugs and alcohol. Still touring, Kessler probes Williams with questions of his fame and current life of playing Vegas nightspots and hotel venues.”

For more information, please visit Cinematheque here.

Read my original review here.

 

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  1. Jeff says:

    Wednesday, December 11th – let fans celebrate the day. If further explanation is required, let the candle burn down while Winslow composes.

  2. bella olsen says:

    hi i am seriously trying to fine the mask, (or even whole costume if possible)from phantom of the paradise. i have an autistic child that want to dress up like this for comic connslc next year, he is disabled (autistic) but has an eidetic memory for music and this is a favorite. if anyone can help out i would greatly appreciate any suggestions you may have to offer.
    thank you
    bella olsen

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