A Classy Broad
Directed by Anne Goursaud
94 min. | USA | 2016 | English | Documentary
|Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 @ 5pm | Barshop JCC
Tickets: $10 each
About the Film
The daughter of a Russian immigrant, San Antonio, TX-raised Marcia Nasatir worked her way up from a low-level publishing job to become the first female vice president of United Artists, at a time when the film industry was almost entirely male dominated. Responsible for helping to bring to fruition such classic films as Carrie, Chinatown, Rocky, Coming Home, Star Wars, and The Big Chill, Nasatir had an uncanny ability to read a screenplay and know instinctually whether it would be a big hit.
Nasatir’s story is as intriguing as it is inspiring, and documentarian Anne Goursaud gives the 90-year-old Nasatir plenty of screen time to tell her often funny, often maddening tales of life as a Hollywood trailblazer. Watching this film is like having an intimate chat with your grandmother, who has incredible stories you’ve never heard before about life back in the day. A great storyteller in her own right, Nasatir makes for an ideal documentary subject, as she regales us with engaging tales from her personal and professional life.
Goursaud’s film is sure to delight lovers of both history and cinema, and shouldn’t be missed.