Ed Asner: On Stage and Off
Widely acknowledged as the most honored performer in the history of American television, Ed Asner is as devoutly serious about the craft of acting as he is about sticking to ethical action in public life. A two-time former president of the Screen Actors Guild, Asner’s storied career spans decades. Like his famous blunt and beloved screen counterpart ‘Lou Grant,’ Asner’s personal creed is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. This full-length documentary probes his Kansas City roots, his inspirations and influences, his remarkable acting career, his brave political activism at a personal cost, and his unflagging energy to this day as a performer of the screen and stage. Discussion with co-director Kurt Jacobsen, moderated by VAFF Advisory Board member Scot Safon
Saturday, October 26
Violet Crown 4
Director: Kurt Jacobsen, Warren Leming
Runtime: 87 min.
Featuring: Ed Asner, Michael Shannon, Oliver Stone, Mike Farrell, David Shepherd, Paul Buhle