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”I knew Brando was a monster and would drive his directors crazy. But I didn’t care”: Euzhan Palcy looks back on her apartheid drama A Dry White Season

Euzhan Palcy had only made one film when she landed the job of directing Marlon Brando and Donald Sutherland in A Dry White Season, becoming the first Black woman to direct a Hollywood movie. Here she tells us how she posed as a singer to research the film in South Africa during apartheid.

By Kevin Le Gendre

”I knew Brando was a monster and would drive his directors crazy. But I didn’t care”: Euzhan Palcy looks back on her apartheid drama A Dry White Season
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Director Murray Grigor, actor Bill Paterson and Big Banana Feet tour manager, Billy Johnson, discuss the Billy Connolly tour film, a restored documentary that captures ‘The Big Yin’ on and off stage during his 1975 tour of Ireland.

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