Nobody's Business

(NYJFF at 25: A Retrospective)

Alan Berliner, USA, 1996, 60MIN

Acclaimed New York filmmaker Alan Berliner took on his reclusive father as the reluctant subject of this poignant documentary, and what emerged was this cinematic biography that finds both humor and pathos in the swirl of conflicts and affections that bind father and son. Berliner weaves together archival footage and interviews with relatives in his quest to understand this complex and troubled character. Ultimately, Nobody’s Business serves as a meeting of the minds, where generations collide and the boundaries of family relationships are pushed to the brink.

Screening with Intimate Stranger

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Walter Reade Theater

Alan Berliner