Arthur Miller: Writer — Trailer


added: Fri, Mar 9th '18

He's written some of the most celebrated stage plays in history, and has been recognized as a master American dramatist and national icon. But rarely have audiences been privy to such raw and intimate moments in his private life.

In the upcoming HBO documentary, "Arthur Miller: Writer," filmmaker Rebecca Miller (Maggie's Plan, The Ballad of Jack and Rose) has put together a candid and personal portrait of her late, father, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible) by utilizing spur-of-the-moment interviews she personally filmed over many years in her family home.

Rebecca, who is also known as the wife of Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, explores her father's fame and past relationships, which have not only had affected his writing process but also urged him to withdraw from the public spotlight, especially during the latter part of his life.

"Arthur Miller: Writer" is set to premiere on Monday, March 19th on HBO.

Rebecca Miller's film is a portrait of her father, his times and insights, built around impromptu interviews shot over many years in the family home. This celebration of the great American playwright is quite different from what the public has ever seen. It is a close consideration of a singular life shadowed by the tragedies of the Red Scare and the death of Marilyn Monroe; a bracing look at success and failure in the public eye; an honest accounting of human frailty; a tribute to one artist by another. Arthur Miller: Writer invites you to see how one of America's sharpest social commentators formed his ideologies, how his life reflected his work, and, even in some small part, shaped the culture of our country in the twentieth century.


directed by   Rebecca Miller

release date   March 19, 2018 (on HBO)

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