Marilyn Monroe invented her public persona at the expense of concealing a private side know only to her close confidants. Fifty years after her death, her creation still blazes brightly in our cultural imagination, while the creator continues to lurk in the shadows. Drawing on never-before-seen personal papers, diaries and letters, Academy-award nominated director Liz Garbus worked with acclaimed actresses to evoke the multiple aspects of the real Marilyn - passion, ambition, soul-searching, power and fear - in an absorbing and astonishing portrait. These documents, brought to life in this film by some of our contemporary icons and stars, give us a new and revelatory understanding of Monroe, revealing her carefully guarded inner life.
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Paul Giamatti, Ben Foster, Elizabeth Banks
Produced by: Amy Hobby, Liz Garbus, Stanley Buchthal
Directed by: Liz Garbus
Running time: 1hr 45min
Opens: Nov 30, 2012 NY
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