Coming to DVD next Tuesday, October 19: SMASH HIS CAMERA
Oscar Award-winning documentary director Leon Gast (WHEN WE WERE KINGS) scored the US Directing Award for his latest film, which premiered at Sundance at the beginning of the year. Magnolia gave the film a limited theatrical release this summer.
SMASH HIS CAMERA is a portrait of Ron Galella, the master paparazzo made infamous when he was sued for harassment by Jackie Kennedy Onassis. While showcasing and celebrating Galella’s decades of celebrity photography, Gast also tackles the criticism the 79-year-old still-working photographer has amassed due to his notorious invasion of privacy. Despite the ethical quandaries that come with his profession, Galella, and the film, ultimately emerge as likeable and entertaining.