Jane Fonda has been hated as Hanoi Jane, lusted after as Barbarella and heralded as a beacon of the women’s movement. JANE FONDA IN FIVE ACTS goes to the heart of who she really is, a blend of deep vulnerability, magnetism and bravery, to show what has fueled her inspiring, remarkable and occasionally infuriating life. Drawing on 21 hours of interviews, the documentary features Fonda speaking candidly and frankly about her life and her missteps. She explores the pain of her mother’s suicide, her father’s emotional unavailability, 30 years of bulimia and three marriages to highly visible, yet very different men. The film also includes interviews with Fonda’s family and friends—including Tom Hayden, Ted Turner, Robert Redford and Lily Tomlin—as well as rare home movies and verité of Fonda’s busy life now, at 80 years old. Q&A with Filmmaker Susan Lacy, moderated by Alec Baldwin.
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film—long, short, fiction and documentary—and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.