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A Fuller Life
Christa Lang-Fuller in conversation with Bay Area musician, film programmer and archivist, Peter Conheim after the film.
By far the director’s most controversial film, it tells the incendiary story of a young actress who adopts a white dog, which, unbeknownst to her, has been trained by its previous owner to attack black people on sight. With the help of an animal trainer, a black man, she sets out to undo this dangerous scenario. Possibly perceiving a racist subtext, Paramount first demanded cuts of Fuller, and then abandoned the film’s release, shelving it and only reviving it later on cable. Seen today, it is a clear example of Fuller’s desire to broaden our awareness of the racial divide in this country. We are presenting a rare, uncut version on 35mm. Starring Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Christa Lang, Burl Ives, Paul Bartel, Dick Miller From a novel by Romain Gary. Expertly photographed by Bruce Surtees. Written and directed by Samuel Fuller. In Color. 35mm. 90 mins. 1982. USA.
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