Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2015 Santa Barbara Features Award Winner - scroll down for details on the award.
Celebrated actor Hal Holbrook has carved out a prolific career in film, television and theater, but one role, which he has played since 1954, has become indelibly associated with him: Mark Twain. For 60 years, Holbrook has been touring with his award-winning one-man show, “Mark Twain Tonight!,” in which he portrays the renowned American writer and satirist before sold-out crowds. Doling out Twain’s priceless and still relevant morsels of wit and wisdom, Holbrook has performed the show in all 50 states, internationally, on television, Broadway and behind the Iron Curtain. Filmmaker Scott Teems takes us behind the scenes with Holbrook for an intimate peek at Twain’s continuing influence on our culture and the dedicated actor who brings him to life. (AFI Documentary Festival)
'Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey' Trailer
Winner - Santa Barbara Features Award at SBIFF
The first time for this category, which spotlights Santa Barbara Filmmakers and documentaries that highlight community issues, the Santa Barbara Features Award, presented by COX Communications, went to Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, directed by Scott Teems and featuring Hal Holbrook, Sean Penn, Annie Potts, Martin Sheen, Emile Hirsch and Robert Patrick. This documentary presents an intimate portrait of actor Hal Holbrook, whose celebrated portrayal of Mark Twain has spanned over 60 years in film, television and theater.
Interview with Laura Smith (Producer)
About The Film
Director: Scott Teems
Cast: Hal Holbrook, Sean Penn, Annie Potts, Martin Sheen, Emile Hirsch, Robert Patrick, Annie Potts
Run Time: 90 min
Year Completed: 2014
Country of Origin: USA