The new documentary Arthur Miller: Writer will be seen at The Film Society of Lincoln Center's 55th New York Film Festival, which runs September 28–October 15.
The 98-minute film, directed by the late playwright's daughter, Rebecca Miller, is built around a series of interviews that were filmed over many years in the Miller home. Arthur Miller: Writer is described as a “close consideration of a singular life shadowed by the tragedies of the Red Scare and the death of Marilyn Monroe; a bracing look at success and failure in the public eye; an honest accounting of human frailty; a tribute to one artist by another.”
The documentary, released through HBO Documentary Films, also explores how social commentator Miller formed his ideologies, how his life reflected his work, and, even “shaped the culture of our country in the twentieth century.”
Two other documentaries about acclaimed writers will also be part of the New York Film Festival: the world premiere of Griffin Dunne’s Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, as well as the world premiere of Myles Kane and Josh Koury’s Voyeur, capturing the investigations explored in Gay Talese’s book The Voyeur’s Motel.
Tickets for the 55th New York Film Festival will go on sale September 10 at noon. For more information, visit FilmLinc.org.