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Samuel Fuller documentary 'A Fuller Life' premiering at Venice
Samuel Fuller documentary 'A Fuller Life' premiering at Venice

Sixty years ago, maverick director Samuel Fuller won the Bronze Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival for his gritty film noir “Pickup on South Street” with Richard Widmark and Thelma Ritter. Now, six decades later, Samantha Fuller, the filmmaker’s only child, is premiering “A Fuller Life,” a personal documentary on her late father at the festival Sunday in the Venice Classics section. Samuel Fuller, who died in 1997 at the age of 85, certainly had a full and colorful life. Even before he became an influential, uncompromising filmmaker, he was a freelance reporter during the Great Depression and a member of the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division during World War...

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