2002, Park Circus/Miramax, 115 min, USA, Dir: George Clooney

At the height of his career as a television game show producer, Chuck Barris (a revelatory Sam Rockwell) finds himself being followed by a suspicious character who recruits him for secretive and dangerous service as a CIA operative. As he basks in the glamour of his two worlds, Barris’ double life soon begins to spiral out of control. Adapted by Charlie Kaufman from the real Chuck Barris’ “unauthorized autobiography,” this bizarre tale gets a unique visual treatment from production designer James Bissell, who employs what might be called a “neo-hallucinogenic” color palette as well as a number of mind-bending pre-CG cinematic techniques.

2014, Area 23a, 116 min, USA, Dir: James Keach

This powerful documentary follows country superstar Glen Campbell on his farewell tour after a diagnosis with Alzheimer’s. A moving testament to Campbell’s courage and a rousing celebration of his music (including the Academy Award-nominated song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”), this is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a country legend during the most challenging time in his life.

1981, Paul Brownstein Productions, 88 min, USA, Dir: Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy directs and stars as both Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo in this filmed production of his tour-de-force one-man show. Using Van Gogh’s paintings as a backdrop, Nimoy brings both the art and the man to life in a moving portrait based on the correspondence between the two brothers.

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