“This film is truly a dream project for me as someone who grew up interpreting art and cinema,”she says.
“I hope the film will inspire and intrigue anyone involved in the creative process, and anyone who uses cinema as a way to escape or explore their own anxieties and emotions through the moving image.”About the film Urman adds,
“I have always thought that directors are the true ’superstars’ in the movie world so, to me, Angela’s film has the most star-studded ‘cast’ of any film I’ve seen in years. Having worked on projects by most of these directors at various points in my career, I take Great Directors very personally, and I trust that most ardent cinephiles will feel the same.”Paladin has thus far released Disgrace, the prize-winning adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee, starring two-time Oscar-nominee John Malkovich; Tennessee Williams’ The loss of a Teardrop Diamond, starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Ellen Burstyn; and opens Jeb Stuart’s civil rights drama, Blood Done Sign My Name, in a number of major markets throughout the country on February 19th. Though Great Directors is the company’s first non-fiction release, prior to forming Paladin, Urman headed the distribution divisions of both Lionsgate and THINKFilm, where he shepherded seven “Best Documentary” Oscar-nominees, and two winners, including Born Into Brothels, Taxi To The Darkside, Spellbound, The Story Of The Weeping Camel, and Murderball. Cinetic International is handling foreign sales on the film and represents the filmmaker.