Example of a Ratherism: This race is tight-like a too small bathing suit on a too long ride home from the beach. Variety 5/31/2023
The film traces one of the most fascinating television news personalities, Dan Rather, providing details on growing up in Texas and breaking into the national scene beginning with the Kennedy assassination. It follows his meteoric rise, his stumbles, downfall, and ultimately, Dan Rather reimagined.
Depending upon where you get your news, it could be said that all reporters, print and broadcast are heroic – if they are honest and maintain their objectivity. In that arena, Dan Rather was a Super Hero. Steady, calm, brilliant and able to withstand the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
Following the screening, there will be a Zoom with Dan Rather.
Director: Frank Marshall, born in Glendale, California, entered the film world when his parents invited him to a birthday party for the daughter of directing legend John Ford in 1966. There, he met Peter Bogdanovich and soon agreed to work on his first film, Targets, later followed by collaborating on The Last Picture Show and many other films.
Continuing to branch out into the industry, he served as line producer on Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz and associate producer on Walter Hill’s crime thriller, The Driver. Marshall first worked as executive producer on Hill’s cult classic The Warriors. While producing the iconic Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, he met Steven Spielberg and his future wife Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank himself was hired to join the Amblin Productions company in 1980.
He continued producing memorable films with Spielberg including Poltergeist and Twilight Zone: The Movie (while Kennedy separately produced E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial). He worked as executive producer on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, The Goonies and the Back to the Future trilogy.
He married Kathleen Kennedy in 1987, and after producing numerous films, he made his feature directing debut with Arachnophobia. Reacting to the success of his directorial debut, he left Amblin in 1991. In 1992, The Kennedy/Marshall Company was formed, and the next year they released its first film Alive, directed by Marshall. Both Kennedy and Marshall signed deals with Paramount in 1992, at the same time the company was formed. His productivity has only increased since then, as he took over primary duties of the production company since Kennedy was named president of Lucasfilm in 2012.