Guest: Stevan Riley
Marlon Brando was one of the most acclaimed and influential actors of all time. He also was one of the most elusive and enigmatic. In the new documentary Listen to Me Marlon, written, directed and edited by Stevan Riley, we get a powerfully absorbing portrait that dives into the inner space of Brando’s mind.
The film features exclusive access to Brando's previously unseen and unheard archive of private audio tapes the actor recorded at home, in business meetings, during hypnosis, in therapy, and during press interviews. And Brando doesn’t hold back as he reflects on his childhood, his movie career and the people he worked with. No talking heads, no interviewees: just Brando on Brando.
We speak to director Stevan Riley to hear about his process making the film, what Brando felt about celebrity and his own appearance, his relationship with Francis Ford Coppola and the myths of Apocalypse Now - and much more!
This year Listen to Me Marlon has been nominated for “Best Feature” at the 2015 International Documentary Association Awards, and is one of the documentary features submitted for the 2016 Oscar race.
For those of you in Sweden, you can pre-order the film online here.
Screening times of Listen to Me Marlon at the Stockholm Film Festival, November 11-16th: Website
Host/Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro
Producer: Renee Viterstedt
Editor: Tom Hansen
Theme Song: Carl Borg
Stevan Riley is a British film director, producer, editor and writer. Riley's first documentary Rave Against the Machine (2002) explored the underground music scene in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. His films also include Blue Blood (2006); Fire in Babylon (2010); Everything or Nothing (2012); and Listen to Me Marlon (2015) which has been honored at the Sundance Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival and the Gotham Awards.