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How Doc Filmmakers Capture the Highs — and Lows — of Real-Life Artists

How Doc Filmmakers Capture the Highs — and Lows — of Real-Life Artists

When Amy Scott premiered her documentary about the life of director Hal Ashby at Sundance in January, she soon realized she was surrounded by others of her kind.

“I was like, ‘Dang, this is the year of the biopic," says Scott. "We felt like we were really in great company." Indeed, it has been a prolific year for artist portraits, with docs being released about Joan Jett (Bad Reputation), Elvis Presley (The King), Whitney Houston (Whitney), Quincy Jones (Quincy), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda) and Fred Rogers (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?), which scored ...

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