The City's Backyard Podcast is thrilled to have producer and screenwriter Emily Wachtel as our guest for this episode as we visit the backyard of Westport, Connecticut! Westport is where Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman lived and raised a family for many years together. It is also where transcripts of their lives for a period of time were discovered hidden away and forgotten about for many years....until finally they were found and brought back to life! The rest is history that's all documented in this new film The Last Movie Stars! It chronologically documents their lives as a married couple with a family and famous careers as Hollywood actors all while living right in Westport!
Emily Wachtel originated and produced “The Last Movie Stars,” a six-part documentary film purchased by CNN Films that aired on HBO Max in July 2022. The film, which chronicles the lives and careers of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, was directed by Ethan Hawke and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. It was presented as a Cannes Classics selection at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2022 and was a Special Presentation at SXSW in March 2022. In this episode we ask all the questions that most fans would want to know the answers to. What were the Newmans like growing up in Westport? What choices had to be made in making this fantastic film and so much more!
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