Jane Fonda in Five Acts

Jane Fonda in Five Acts is an 2018 American documentary film, directed by Susan Lacy. It revolves around the life and career of Jane Fonda.

Jane Fonda in Five Acts
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Official poster
Directed bySusan Lacy
Produced by
  • Susan Lacy
  • Jessica Levin
  • Emma Pildes
StarringJane Fonda
Music byPaul Cantelon
CinematographySamuel Painter
Edited byBenjamin Gray
Production
companies
Distributed byHBO
Release date
  • January 20, 2018 (2018-01-20) (Sundance)
  • September 24, 2018 (2018-09-24) (United States)
Running time
133 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Languages
  • English
  • French

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2018. It was released on September 24, 2018, by HBO. The film was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.[2]

PlotEdit

The film follows the life, career, and activism of Jane Fonda. Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, Troy Garity, Paula Weinstein, Ted Turner, Sam Waterston, Malcolm and Vivian Valdim appear in the film.[3]

ReleaseEdit

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2018.[4] The film also screened at the Cannes Film Festival on May 10, 2018.[5] It was released on September 24, 2018, by HBO.[6]

ReceptionEdit

Jane Fonda in Five Acts received positive reviews from film critics. It holds a 97% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 29 reviews, with a weighted average of 8.30/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Raw and rich in decade-spanning detail, Jane Fonda in Five Acts paints a living portrait of one popular culture's most compelling figures."[7] On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 87 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jane Fonda in Five Acts". Sundance Film Festival. Retrieved February 18, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Jane Fonda in Five Acts". Emmy Awards. Retrieved February 18, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Dry, Jude (August 20, 2018). "'Jane Fonda in Five Acts' Trailer: HBO Delivers a Candid Documentary About the Formidable Actress and Activist". IndieWire. Retrieved February 18, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "2018 Sundance Film Festival: Feature Films Announced". Sundance Film Festival. November 29, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "Jane Fonda in Five Acts". Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved February 18, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ ""Jane Fonda in Five Acts," The Story of the Cultural Icon, Debuts Sept. 24 on HBO". The Futon Critic. July 25, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 18, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Jane Fonda in Five Acts". Metacritic. Retrieved February 18, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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