Framing John DeLorean

Spotlight Documentary

World Premiere

USA | 109 MINUTES

FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN

Experimental, Documentary, Thriller, Biography
If the story of John DeLorean, whose car nowadays is mainly associated with the Back to the Future star, has faded since the cameras, gossip, and intrigue swirled around him in the 80s, his triumphs and downfall, ego, and consequences remain relevant today. DeLorean’s rise at GM began with the immediate success of the GTO but he ticked off the suits with his flamboyant style and attitude that eventually forced him out. He was free to develop and build his titular dream car, which debuted in 1981. Amid an economic recession, poor business decisions, mismanagement, and his air of invincibility, the company flopped, which led to his infamous coke bust and the revelations of theft.

Don Argott and Sheena Joyce provide a variety of insights from those who worked with him at GM and DeLorean, assembly line workers at the Northern Ireland DeLorean plant, his son and daughter, FBI agents, and others close to him. Also providing a fresh perspective is Alec Baldwin, playing the man himself in re-enactments of key scenes in his life, adding to a deep portrait of a complex, brilliant innovator, designer, and marketing genius whose Midas touch ultimately and quickly disappeared.

—Brian Gordon

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce

Documentarians Don Argott and Sheena Joyce have made films on subjects as diverse as rock bands, nuclear power, the legal theft of priceless art collections, and who really created Batman. They co-own 9.14 Pictures, a Philadelphia-based independent film production company.
Director
Don Argott & Sheena M. Joyce
Producer
Tamir Ardon, Nick Spicer, Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce
Screenwriter
Dan Greeney & Alexandra Orton for Narrative Scenes
Cinematographer
Matthew Santo for Narrative Scenes
Composer
Brooke Blair, Will Blair
Editor
Demian Fenton
Executive Producer
Nate Bolotin, Aram Tertzakian, Nick Moceri, Thane Ritchie
US Distributor
Sundance Selects
International Distributor
Universal Pictures
Co-Executive Producer
Co-Executive Producer: Aaron Boyd
Cast
Alec Baldwin, Josh Charles, Morena Baccarin, Dean Winters, Michael Rispoli, Jason Jones

CONTACTS

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Laura Sok
IFC Films
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US Sales Contact
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XYZ Films
Los Angeles, CA 90016
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Print Source
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IFC Films
New York, NY 10001
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