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Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy (2020)

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What do Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Patti LuPone and Alex Sharp have in common? They are but a few of the extraordinary actors who have studied under Moni Yakim at Juilliard, America's greatest performing arts school. With interviews with Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie and Kevin Kline, this compelling portrait of the master teacher - the sole remaining founder of the school's legendary Drama Division - takes us inside the drama classes where Moni and his wife Mina pour their love and passion into preparing the next generation of actors for the spotlight.

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[Yakim's] methods remain fascinating after all these years, but Alexander also lucks into a parallel story that couldn't have been planned and that succinctly conveys the value of Yakim's teaching.

July 14, 2020 | Full Review…

There's considerable insight here into the rigors of training at the prestigious academy, and admiring reflections from a number of the subject's famous former students...

June 15, 2020 | Full Review…

The classroom scenes are mesmerizing in their beauty

August 30, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4.0 | Full Review…

When the documentary takes us into the classroom ... we begin to understand that there is a purpose behind these exercises.

August 16, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Nothing about Yakim adheres to a simple script, as Creating a Character demonstrates again and again.

June 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy doesn't go far enough for us to admire the actual theory and process of the man's teaching.

June 18, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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