Paul Williams: Still Alive (2011)

Paul Williams: Still Alive was released on DVD on February 5, 2013
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He won Grammys and an Academy Award; wrote many #1 songs from Barbara Streisand’s “Evergreen” to the Carpenter’s “We’ve Only Just Begun” as well as Kermit the Frog’s biggest hit, “The Rainbow Connection”; starred in a Brian DePalma movie; put out his own hit records and albums; was a guest on The Tonight Show fifty times; and is the president of ASCAP… and you might not have heard of him. In the 1970’s, Paul Williams was the singer / actor / songwriter that emotional, alienated teenage boys all over the world wanted to be, a sex symbol before MTV, when sex symbols could be 5’2″ and sing songs about loneliness with the Muppets. One of those boys was Steve Kessler, a chubby kid from Queens. Thirty years later, Kessler discovered something amazing: Paul Williams didn’t die. And no one had ever tried to make a documentary about him. A wistful musical journey that will re-introduce a new generation to Williams’ soulful classics, “Paul Williams: Still Alive” is the charmingly self-narrated story of Stephen Kessler’s lifelong obsession with the former superstar-and what happens when the nostalgic filmmaker finally catches up with him.

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US DVD Release Date February 5, 2013
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 84 Minutes
Theater Release Date June 8, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date February 5, 2013
Actors Robert Blake, Karen Carpenter, Johnny Carson, Angie Dickinson, Dick Clark, Jack Klugman, Peter Lawford
Directed by Stephen Kessler
Studio Abramorama
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 for drug references and brief strong language)
Gross $37,649
Genre(s) Documentary, Music
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