CREATING A CHARACTER: THE MONI YAKIM LEGACY

Expected to Attend: Producers Kali Wilder, Boaz Yakin, Alma Har'el; film subjects Moni Yakim, and Alex Sharp present for Q&A, also in attendance editor James Codoyannis; associate producer Julie Mond; and film subjects Mina Yakim

WORLD PREMIERE  What do Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Patti LuPone and Alex Sharp have in common?  They are but a few of the extraordinary actors who have studied under Moni Yakim at Juilliard, America’s greatest performing arts school. With interviews with Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie and Kevin Kline, this compelling portrait of the master teacher—the sole remaining founder of the school’s legendary Drama Division—takes us inside the drama classes where Moni and his wife Mina pour their love and passion into preparing the next generation of actors for the spotlight.

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Metropolis

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Director: Rauzar Alexander
Executive Producer: Jessica Chastain, Anthony Mackie, Will Staeger, Michael Antinoro
Producer: Kali Wilder, Alma Har'el, Boaz Yakin
Cinematographer: Rauzar Alexander
Editor: James Codoyannis with additional editing by Matt O' Donnell
Music: Ryan 'Bullet' Shields
Running Time: 118
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2018