Movies: Paul Williams Still Alive
Paul Williams Still Alive
Documentary
In the 1970s, Paul Williams won Grammys and an Academy Award. He wrote many #1 songs, from Barbara Streisand's "Evergreen" to the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun," as well as Kermit the Frog's biggest hit, "The Rainbow Connection." He was the singer/actor/songwriter that emotional, alienated teenage boys all over the world wanted to be - a sex symbol before MTV, when sex symbols could be 5"2 and sing songs about loneliness with the Muppets. One of those boys was Steve Kessler. A wistful musical journey that will introduce a new generation to Williams' soulful classics, the story of Stephen Kessler's lifelong obsession with the former superstar, and what happens when the nostalgic filmmaker finally catches up with him. Rated PG-13 for drug references and brief strong language.
 
Cast: Dick Clark, Robert Blake, Johnny Carson, Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter
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Directed by: Stephen Kessler
Written by: Stephen Kessler
Running time: 1hr 27min
Opens: Jun 01, 2012 NY
Theaters for 02/15/13