I'm a Stranger Here Myself & Film-Maker

I'm A Stranger Here Myself
is a portrait of Nicholas Ray, filmed at work with his students at Harper College in upstate New York, narrated by actor Howard DaSilva, who played in Ray's terrific debut film They Live By Night (1947). “...Though it's peppered with tributes to the veteran American director from Truffaut, John Houseman and Natalie Wood, it's not a film in the Richard Schickel- Peter Bogdanovich tradition of nostalgic reverence. It's true subject is the shaggy, patch-eyed man himself rather than his films - which it skims over. Stranger is a portrait of the artist in exile, an examination of a Hollywood victim....”
-David Anson, The Real Paper

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