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2012 | 86 min | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Leslie IwerksUSA
Cast & Credits
Producers: Leslie Iwerks, Jane Kelly Kosek
Subjects: William H. Macy
CITIZEN HEARST, directed by Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks and narrated by Academy Award nominee William H. Macy, traces the 125-year history of the Hearst media empire, from William Randolph Hearst’s pioneering and controversial days of headline-grabbing yellow journalism, to the global impact of the company’s many successful media brands. Iwerks provides a rare glimpse behind the glass walls of the Hearst Tower, interviewing top magazine editors of Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire, among others, while also traveling to San Simeon, California, for unprecedented access to the Hearst Castle and family members.
About the Director
Leslie Iwerks is an Oscar® and Emmy® nominated documentary director and producer. She has created numerous award-winning feature and short length documentaries spanning the last two decades; films chronicling pioneering companies such as Pixar Animation Studios, George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic, the Hearst Media Empire, to environmental and social issue documentaries that have raised international awareness and millions of dollars towards their various causes. Leslie is the grand-daughter of Oscar-winning Disney animation legend and designer of Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks, the subject of her 1999 documentary, The Hand Behind the Mouse.
Fri, Oct 05, 12:30PM
UA East Hampton Theater 2