ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
for Best Feature Documentary
BLUE RIBBON AWARD
American Film and Video Festival
Special Screenings: Museum of Modern Art, Kennedy Center, White House, Pacific Film Archives, Berlin Film Festival, Robert Flaherty Seminar
"Proof of the axiom that a significant subject will inspire an impresive film."
"An extremely affecting portrait of an authentic Romantic hero--a brilliant and startlingly handsome man who lived with such intensity that he almost seemed destined to die young."
-- Joy Boyum, Wall Street Journal
Agee is the story of James Agee, one of the most talented writers of our time. A quintessentially American writer, James Agee was driven by passions for work, friends, films, and ideas. Agee established a reputation as both a warm-hearted genius and as "a sovereign prince of the English language."
In his short, luminous career, James Agee worked as poet, journalist, film critic, screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose works include Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, The African Queen, A Death in the Family and Agee on Film.
Agee's fascinating story is told here by those who knew him best, including John Huston, Walker Evans, Robert Fitzgerald, Dwight MacDonald, Father James Flye, and Agee's three wives. And of course, the film features the words of James Agee.
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This film is supported in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
acknowledge assistance of The Agee Trust in providing access
to James Agee's works and documents:
The James Agee Trust
Paul Sprecher, Trustee
27 Grove St.
Scituate, MA 02066