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Cinema Verite

Street Date:
April 24th, 2012
Movie Release Year:
MPAA Rating:
90 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Drama, TV


Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini


Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Plot Synopsis:

Believing that the lives of an everyday family would be relatable to Americans in a way that existing TV shows were not, filmmakers set out to chronicle the life of the Louds, a seemingly "perfect family." Once filming began though, the strain in the Loud's marriage, the ups and downs of raising five children, as well as the criticism Pat Loud received for asking for a divorce and openly supporting her gay son, came sharply into focus. A complete departure from television shows of the time, An American Family gripped the nation, making the Louds a television sensation while leaving them unprepared for the consequences.

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.78:1


  • The Making of Cinema Verite behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Audio commentary from directors Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini and star Diane Lane