Tag Archives: Pat Tillman

“The Tillman Story” director Amir Bar Lev – FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: When the Academy announced the 15 feature-length documentaries eligible for the upcoming Academy Awards, Amir Bar Lev’s “The Tillman Story” found itself in good company alongside Alex Gibney’s “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” Charles Ferguson’s “Inside Job” and Davis Guggenheim’s “Waiting for[...]

“Tillman Story” loses its appeal with the MPAA

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Following up on a story we ran earlier this week, it turns out “The Tillman Story” lost its appeal with the MPAA to downgrade from an R rating to a PG-13. As reported, the film is being penalized for its “excessive” language. Director Amir Bar-Lev said[...]

Harvey Weinstein up in arms as ‘The Tillman Story’ gets an R-rating

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Distributor Harvey Weinstein, director Amir Bav Lev, and producer John Battsek is up in arms today because their upcoming documentary, “The Tillman Story,” has been slapped with an R-rating for ‘excessive language’. Apparently, the critically-acclaimed look into the death of Pat Tillman in Afghanistan and subsequent[...]

Weinsteins to fight MPAA over “Tillman Story” rating

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev and producer John Battsek will appear before the Motion Picture Association of America’s Classification & Rating Administration board in Los Angeles this morning to argue against the R rating applied to their upcoming documentary, “The Tillman Story.” Directed by Bar-Lev (“My Kid[...]

Jane Fonda recalls meeting Henry Kissinger in an elevator at Yankee Stadium

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: Last night’s screening of the extraordinary documentary about the murder of NFL star Pat Tillman drew some heavyweights including double Oscar winner Jane Fonda, movie star Josh Brolin (he narrates “The Tillman Story”), Kerry Washington, Dick Ebersol, famed cinematographer Ellen Kuras, plus Dan Abrams, Sports Illustrated’s[...]