Love, Marilyn

Cast (alphabetical): F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Hope Davis, Viola Davis, Jennifer Ehle, Ben Foster, Paul Giamatti, Jack Huston, Stephen Lang, Lindsay Lohan, Janet McTeer, Jeremy Piven, Oliver Platt, David Strathairn, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood

Written By: Liz Garbus, with excerpts by: Marilyn Monroe, Billy Wilder, Truman Capote, Arthur Miller, Natasha Lytess, Norman Mailer, Norman Rosten, Gloria Steinem, and Ralph Greenson

Directed By: Liz Garbus

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 1 hour, 47 minutes

Release Date: September 12, 2012 (Toronto International Film Festival)

MPAA Rating: Not Rated (“R” type content)


The life of Marilyn Monroe is told via the writings of those who knew her, as well as her own journals and letters discovered in storage. Said writings are recited/interpreted by a long list of actors. There is also a fair amount of archival footage.

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The Tehuacan Project

By this DVD’s placement on my shelf, I thought this was where it fell chronologically. Apparently, it actually came out in 2007.  So, I’m a little late, here. My apologies. 

Cast: Children of Casa del Niño Sordo and their families, narration by Adrien Brody (English), and Esai Morales (Spanish).

Writer: Andy Lauer

Director: Andy Lauer

Executive Producer: Brad Pitt

Genre: Documentary, short form

Running Time: 14 minutes

Release: March 20, 2007

MPAA Rating: not rated

This will be a short review, because it’s a short film.

Director Andy Lauer, and his former roommate, Adrien.


Casa del Niño Sordo (“Deaf child house”), is a school, and clinic for Deaf children in Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico. The majority of children there lost their hearing (whether partially, or completely) due to diseases easily prevented by vaccines. Vaccines they weren’t able to get.

The organization known as The Tehuacan Project was formed in order to provide these children with hearing aids, and specialized education to help them adjust afterward. They also offer counseling to parents during the entire process.

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