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Hal named one of Rolling Stone's movies to see at Sundance

He started out as an editor, a rebel who worked his way up the Sixties studio food chain by associating with fellow mavericks and winning an Oscar for cutting In the Heat of the Night. Then, starting with 1970's The Landlord, Hal Ashby became a director – and went on a seven-film run that was responsible for some of the most trenchant, touching and borderline transgressive movies to come out of Tinseltown in the Seventies. Armed with collaborator interviews and archival conversations with the man himself, documentarian Amy Scott paints a portrait of a New Hollywood iconoclast who still hasn't gotten the credit he deserves for leaving a major impact on American filmmaking.

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