Director: Michael Epstein
When Martin Scorsese presented Elia Kazan with a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 1999, it generated tremendous worldwide controversy—not because of Kazan's acclaimed body of work, which includes On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire, but for 'naming names' during the infamous McCarthy Communist witch-hunts of the 50s. This revealing new documentary from the director of The Battle Over Citizen Kane (MIFF 1996) and Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (MIFF 1999) raises the lid on Kazan's rocky friendship with master playwrite Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible and Death of a Salesman and the woman they both loved, Marilyn Monroe, during one of the darkest and most turbulent periods of American history.
Utilising archival footage, including hearings from the House un-American Committee, excerpts from Kazan's films and selections of Miller's plays, None Without Sin examines in great detail an incredible true-life story. It has all the ingredients of a great Hollywood drama—two friends torn apart by the love of the same woman, compromised morals, betrayal and scandalous behavour—and all of it is true!