A wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary about The Beatles' favorite American musician, WHO IS HARRY NILSSON (AND WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKIN' ABOUT HIM)? is a vibrant and definitive portrait of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. Directed by Emmy and Grammy nominee John Scheinfeld (THE U.S. VS. JOHN LENNON), the film combines compelling interviews with Nilsson's family, friends and colleagues – including Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Robin Williams, Micky Dolenz and Yoko Ono – with rare and never-before-seen archival footage, home movies, and excerpts from a recently discovered oral autobiography.
Nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay, WHO IS HARRY NILSSON (AND WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKIN' ABOUT HIM)? had its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. “A worthwhile portrait of a genius who made beautiful music, and a case study for how to tragically, epically self-destruct.” –David Fear, Time Out
DIRECTED BY JOHN SCHEINFELD
UNITED STATES | 2010 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE