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'End of the Road' - Soderbergh Documentary

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on: July 25, 2011, 07:39:02 PM

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...Soderbergh revealed to us a labor of love documentary he’s been plugging away on for the last few years in his spare time: a making-of about the cult pic, “End of the Road,” a 1970 counter-culture film written by one of his idols, screenwriter, essayist and satirist Terry Southern  (”Dr. Strangelove,” “Easy Rider,” and “Barbarella” to name a few; Soderbergh donated a sizable and undisclosed sum of money to the New York Public Library in 2003 to keep their Southern archives alive). Directed by Aram Avakian (an editor on Arthur Penn‘s “Mickey One”) the film starred James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Dorothy Tristan, Harris Yulin, was rated X for a controversial abortion scene and drew in arthouse crowds for its satirical bent in the vein of ‘60s and ‘70s establishment-challenging films such as “Putney Swope” and “Medium Cool.”

“Aside from the director, everyone’s still alive, so we got some really good interviews out of everyone,” he said noting that Warner Bros. will release the film on Blu-Ray in October as part of their re-discovered cinematic treasures series. “It’s something we’ve been working on a for a few years, so I’m really excited for it to come out.”

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