Director: Susan Ray
“(Nicholas Ray) was a searcher… He was interested in who he was and what this world was. And film was a way to process that … Of course making movies was of huge importance to him. But really, the search was the main thing. The search, and the wisdom it yielded.” - Susan Ray
A natural companion piece to Nicholas Ray's We Can't Go Home Again (screening at this year's MIFF), Susan Ray's Don't Expect Too Much is a fascinating biography of her late husband, examining his approach to directing, his troubled relationship with Hollywood, his self-imposed exile to Europe and the relationship between his life and art in his final years.
In addition, it explores the making of We Can't Go Home Again through never-before-seen outtakes, archival footage and insightful interviews with the original crew as well as directors Jim Jarmusch and Victor Erice, and Ray biographer Bernard Eisenschitz.
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Read an extended article on Don't Expect Too Much at Senses of Cinema.