Dominick Dunne: After the Party

Dominick Dunne: After the Party

Director: Kirsty De Garis, Tim Jolley Cast: Dominick Dunne, Graydon Carter

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In this documentary detailing the life and times of famed writer and former Hollywood producer Dominick Dunne, filmmakers Tim Jolley and Kirsty De Garis explore the complex nature of a man who is at once a critic of pop culture, and a part of it as well. Back in the 1960s, Dunne has a beautiful wife, three lovely children, and the attention of virtually every A-list Hollywood star - the latter of which was largely a result of his penchant for throwing the most lavish parties in all of Los Angeles. Before long, however, the high life had taken its toll on Dunne. His marriage failing, his career imploding, and his health deteriorating due to excessive drink and drugs, Dunne would later experience rebirth under the most unlikely, and unfortunate, of circumstances. In 1982 Dunne's daughter Dominique was strangled to death by her jilted boyfriend, a tragedy that prompted her fearless father - a decorated war hero - to begin documenting the criminal trials of the rich and famous for Vanity Fair magazine. In the decades that followed, Dunne experienced a powerful career resurgence thanks to his keen skill in exposing the outrageous cover-ups and ruses proliferated by top-dollar defense lawyers for the likes of OJ Simpson and Phil Spector. In this film, we get to learn the remarkable life story of the famed raconteur who has never been able to forgive and forget.

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Release Date: 07/14/2009
UPC: 0845637000654
Original Release: 2008
Source: Indiepix
Presentation: [Wide Screen]

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