David Mamet

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter and film director. Best known as a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize, and Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for The Verdict (1982) and Wag the Dog (1997). Mamet's books include The Old Religion (1997), a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank; Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy (2004), a Torah commentary, with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner; The Wicked Son (2006), a study of Jewish self-hatred and antisemitism; and Bambi vs. Godzilla, a commentary on the movie business. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Mamet, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants (1996)

This was an HBO special, a filmed performance of Jay's Broadway show, directed by his friend, David Mamet. It is literate, intelligent, and better than any magic performance you have ever seen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Ricky Jay

This was an HBO special, a filmed performance of Jay's Broadway show, directed by his friend, David Mamet. It is literate, intelligent, and better than any magic performance you have ever seen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Ricky Jay

Hustlers, Hoaxsters, Pranksters, Jokesters and Ricky Jay (1996)

A documentary about the life and work of sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay, with appearances by Ricky Jay, David Mamet and Steve Martin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rex Bloomstein
CAST:  Ricky Jay  •  Frank Marshall  •  David Mamet  •  Steve Martin

A documentary about the life and work of sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay, with appearances by Ricky Jay, David Mamet and Steve Martin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rex Bloomstein
CAST:  Ricky Jay  •  Frank Marshall  •  David Mamet  •  Steve Martin

The Yiddish Cinema (1991)

Narrated by prolific writer and director David Mamet, this film is a perfect introduction to Yiddish cinema. The Yiddish Cinema traces the history of the genre through interviews, archival photographs, and film clips of many of The National Center for Jewish Film's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rich Pontius
CAST:  David Mamet

Narrated by prolific writer and director David Mamet, this film is a perfect introduction to Yiddish cinema. The Yiddish Cinema traces the history of the genre through interviews, archival photographs, and film clips of many of The National Center for Jewish Film's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rich Pontius
CAST:  David Mamet

Beau Is Afraid (2023)

A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ari Aster
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Amy Ryan  •  Nathan Lane  •  Patti LuPone

A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ari Aster
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Amy Ryan  •  Nathan Lane  •  Patti LuPone

Assassination

The true story of how notorious Chicago mobster Sam Giancana arranged the assassination of President John F Kennedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  John Travolta  •  Shia LaBeouf

The true story of how notorious Chicago mobster Sam Giancana arranged the assassination of President John F Kennedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  John Travolta  •  Shia LaBeouf

Sanford Meisner: The American Theatre's Best Kept Secret (1990)

A leading acting teacher who trained some of the most famous performers of the stage and screen, Sanford Meisner was a founding member of the Group Theatre. The Group Theatre, a cooperative theater ensemble, became a leading force in the theater world of the 30s. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Doob
CAST:  Sanford Meisner  •  Stephen Harvey  •  Susan Boehm  •  Robert Duvall

A leading acting teacher who trained some of the most famous performers of the stage and screen, Sanford Meisner was a founding member of the Group Theatre. The Group Theatre, a cooperative theater ensemble, became a leading force in the theater world of the 30s. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Doob
CAST:  Sanford Meisner  •  Stephen Harvey  •  Susan Boehm  •  Robert Duvall
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