INTIMATE DOCUMENTARY GIVES ACCESS INTO THE 1950’s AVANT-GARDE LIFE WITH FAMED AUTHOR ALDOUS HUXLEY
HUXLEY ON HUXLEY
DEBUTS ON DVD JULY 27th, 2010
Pre-Order Date: 6/29/10
New York, NY June 24, 2010 – Narrated by Peter Coyote and featuring interviews with such luminaries as John Densmore, Michael Murphy, Nick Nolte and Ram Dass, HUXLEY ON HUXLEY offers a compelling glimpse of Laura Huxley’s life with Aldous Huxley (literary giant, author of Brave New World), as well as the revolutionary and provocative work that had a major influence on American and contemporary cultural history and such key figures as The Beatles, The Doors and Timothy Leary. The all-new documentary debuts on DVD July 27th, 2010 from Docurama Films.
Director Mary Ann Braubach says of her filmmaking experience, “When I first started, I did massive research on them, reading all of Huxleys’ books, listening to audio interviews with Laura and navigating through her thick accent. The more I learned about this amazing woman, the larger than life she became. My hope for people who find themselves in Laura’s story is to enlighten a new generation of audiences to the Huxleys’ fantastic achievements and their fascinating life together.”
Italian-born Laura Huxley, a teenage violin virtuoso, played for European royalty and made her American debut at Carnegie Hall before leaving the concert stage to become a renowned psychotherapist and author. In 1956 Laura married Aldous Huxley, famous author and prophet of the 20th century.
In the conservative 1950s, the Huxley home in the Hollywood Hills was the center of the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of Los Angeles. Guests to their famous Saturday luncheons included George Cukor, Igor Stravinsky, Orson Welles and Christopher Isherwood. The Huxleys’ passionate search to find higher levels of consciousness included their controversial experimentation with psychedelic drugs.
HUXLEY ON HUXLEY (SRP $29.95) features the 58 minute documentary and DVD extras providing more in-depth scenes and interviews with Laura Huxley, John Densmore, Ram Dass, Don Bachardy, Huston Smith, Nick Nolte and David Dunaway.
John Densmore, Aldous Huxley, Laura Huxley, Nick Nolte, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, Michael Murphy, Igor Stravinsky, Vera Stravinsky, Mike Wallace, Don Bachardy, Walter Cronkite, Piero Ferrucci, Herman Harvey, Gerald Heard, Christopher Isherwood, Tim Leary, Edward R. Murrow, Jawaharlal Nehru, Karen Pfeiffer
Narrator Peter Coyote
Directed, Produced and Written by Mary Ann Braubach
Editor Josh Beal
Directors of Photography Chris Burrill, Nancy Schreiber
Consulting Producer Jonathan Dana
Composer Andrea Morricone
Catalog #: NNVG214821
Color: Color & B&W
Running Time: 58 mins + extras
Audio Format: Stereo
Distributor: Docurama Films (www.docurama.com)
About Docurama Films®
Docurama Films launched in 1999 with the very first feature documentary on DVD, D.A. Pennebaker’s Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back. Over a decade later and a line of over 300 award-winning and critically acclaimed films, Docurama Films is the premier worldwide distributor of documentary films. Our mission is to deliver the greatest classic documentaries of the last fifty years while spreading the word about filmmakers who are taking the form to new heights. We share stories that are informative and express diverse points of view within a broad range of topics, the stuff we truly care about such as the arts, the environment, history, social, politics, ethnic, LGBT, and music. We seek to reach broader audiences not only by distributing these stories on traditional formats like DVD, but also by making them available on new and evolving digital platforms.
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