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Jane Fonda in Five Acts

Susan Lacy, USA 2018, 133’
King in the Wilderness

Directed by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, Jane Fonda in Five Acts is an intimate look at Fonda's singular journey. It draws on 21 hours of interviews with Fonda, who speaks candidly and frankly about her life and her missteps. Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon: Oscar-winner Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she's done it all in the public eye. Featuring interviews with Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, producer Paula Weinstein and former spouses Tom Hayden and Ted Turner, among others, the first four acts of Fonda's life are named after the four men who shared - and hugely influenced - her personal and professional ambitions. The fifth act is named after Fonda herself, as she finally confronts her demons, reconnects with her family and resumes a successful career as both an actress and an activist, entirely on her own terms.


Cast & Crew

director Susan Lacy
screenplay Susan Lacy
cinematography Samuel Painter
editing Benjamin Gray, Kris Liem
music Paul Cantelon
cast Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, Ted Turner
producer Susan Lacy, Jessica Levin, Emma Pildes
production HBO Documentary Films, Pentimento Productions
sales HBO
language English
coloration colour
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