Making Montgomery Clift
DIRECTORS: Robert Anderson Clift, Hillary Demmon
Q/A with Robert Anderson Clift, Hillary Demmon
PRODUCERS: Robert Anderson Clift, Hillary Demmon
EDITOR: Hillary Demmon
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Robert Anderson Clift
The late Montgomery Clift left a legacy that will endure for generations. Star of such films as The Misfits and A Place in the Sun, the life of the gay actor often created a media spectacle. This film seeks the truth behind the sensationalized coverage he often generated. The late actor's nephew, Robert Clift and wife, Hillary Demmon direct a documentary of Monty's life, including interviews with family and loved ones, as well as other unseen archival materials. It seeks to depict the truth about the man who was so often characterized with labels like “tragically self-destructive” and “tormented.”
Robert Clift’s first film, Stealing Home: The Case of Contemporary Cuban Baseball (PBS, 2001) addressed the tension Cuban players felt playing in the U.S. Major Leagues. His second film, Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity (PBS, 2010) was named by the American Library Association as one of the most notable non-fiction films of the year. Robert’s third film, Road Comics: Big Work on Small Stages, directed with Hillary Demmon, focuses on three comedians who travel the comedy circuit in Middle America.