(April 24, 2001 – Burbank, CA) – “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures” -- a powerful new 2 hour and 20 minute documentary, narrated by Tom Cruise, produced and directed by Jan Harlan and edited by Melanie Viner Cuneo -- will have its U.S. premiere at Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival on April 26 in Champaign, Illinois. The new film, which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival in February, will also be shown at the San Francisco Film Festival May 2 & 3, the Seattle International Film Festival in early June and the Ojai Film Festival in July. Other screenings are being scheduled and will be announced shortly. Jan Harlan is a longtime Kubrick associate who embarked on this exceptional project with Viner and other Kubrick filmmakers -- associate producer Anthony Frewin and camera/soundman Manuel Harlan -- to create the first documentary made with the Kubrick family’s co-operation. It presents a never-before-seen, revealing portrait of Kubrick, sometimes in his own words, at work and with his family. Christiane Kubrick, the director’s wife of more than 42 years, only recently made rare film footage and family photographs available. Among the long list of actors, friends and colleagues paying tribute are Woody Allen, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Shelley Duvall, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Christiane Kubrick, Paul Mazursky, Malcolm McDowell, Matthew Modine, Jack Nicholson, Alan Parker, Sydney Pollack, Richard Schickel, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Douglas Trumbull and Sir Peter Ustinov. Said WHV president Warren Lieberfarb, “Stanley Kubrick was one of the great film directors of our time and his continuing influence on motion pictures is profound. What is so remarkable about this new documentary is how much it reveals about Kubrick as a person. It is an amazing work.” “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures” is part of an eight-title gift set of Kubrick films being released by Warner Home Video June 12 along with the new Stanley Kubrick Collection -- seven of Kubrick’s masterpieces -- all in stunning new digital transfers. Highlights of the Stanley Kubrick Collection include five titles – “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon,” “The Shining,” “Full Metal Jacket” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” -- which are now available for the first time ever in Dolby Stereo on VHS and Dolby Digital 5.1 on DVD. There is also a special new widescreen edition of “Lolita,” remastered in striking black and white as well as a collector’s edition of “Eyes Wide Shut,” Kubrick’s final tour-de-force.
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