The Resource Shepard & Dark

Shepard & Dark

Label
Shepard & Dark
Title
Shepard & Dark
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark met in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and, despite leading very different lives, remained close friends ever since. Shepard became a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (Buried Child) and an Academy Award-nominated actor (The Right Stuff), while Dark was a homebody who supported himself with odd jobs. Through the decades, they stayed bonded by family ties. Dark married an older woman named Scarlett and Shepard married her daughter. For years, the two couples lived together, until Shepard broke away for a relationship with Jessica Lange in 1983, leaving Johnny to help father his first son. Nevertheless, he and Dark continued writing to each other, amassing hundreds of letters. Director Treva Wurmfeld began filming the two friends in 2010 during a period of transition and reflection for Shepard. At the time, he had quietly ended his relationship with Lange and agreed to publish his correspondence with Dark. The task required them to meet and sift through years of their shared history, stirring memories both good and bad. Wurmfeld observes the two men over a period of 18 months and captures an indelible portrait of a complex male friendship rarely depicted on screen. One of the 50 Best Undistributed Films of 2012, Film Comment. Winner! Woodstock Film Festival 2012, Best Documentary & Best Editing. Winner! Cleveland International Film Festival 2013, Nesnadny and Schwartz Documentary Film Competition “Offers not just an intimate perspective on the playwright's biography but some touching reflections on the comforts and perils of long-term friendship.” - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter. “Tragic and tender, full of the passion of lives lived fully on their own terms.” - Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Music Box Films in 2012
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wurmfeld, Treva
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
92
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shepard, Sam
  • Dark, Johnny
  • American Dramatists
  • American Authors
  • Male Friendship
Technique
live action
Label
Shepard & Dark
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 92 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1140261
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911511374
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1140261
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Shepard & Dark
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 92 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1140261
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911511374
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1140261
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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