Casting directors, the largely unsung heroes of the film and TV business, enjoy a warm, deserving close-up in the highly watchable documentary
Directed by Tom Donahue, the movie, jampacked with evocative film clips, archival footage and interviews with a who's who of actors and filmmakers (
At the heart of the doc is the grand dame of casting, the late Marion Dougherty (she died in 2011), whose more than 50-year contribution to show business — from the early days of TV to stints as head of feature casting for Paramount Pictures and
Hearing how bold, creative casting choices propelled the success of such landmark pictures as
MPAA rating: None
Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes.
Playing: At Laemmle's NoHo 7, North Hollywood.