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The Most

Canada, 1962 (MIFF 1963)

Director: Gordon Sheppard

Like last year's Festival film Lonely Boy, this film is shaped round the comments of the hero and his associates. The subject is Hugh Hefner, founder, editor and publisher of 'Playboy', and the film centres on a party at his home. The aim is not to demolish the hero but to give a candid portrait. . . "Genius is a kind of funny word. . . I suppose by defnition I consider myself one, both intellectually and in terms of creativity". Golden Gate Award, San Francisco Festival.

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