Shepard & Dark Movie

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Who's Involved:

Treva Wurmfeld

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1 hr, 32 m

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Shepard & Dark Plot: What's the story?

Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark met in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and, despite leading very different lives, remained close friends ever since. Shepard became a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (Buried Child) and an Academy Award-nominated actor (The Right Stuff), while Dark was a homebody who supported himself with odd jobs. Through the decades, they stayed bonded by family ties. Dark married an older woman named Scarlett and Shepard married her daughter. For years, the two couples lived together, until Shepard broke away for a relationship with Jessica Lange in 1983, leaving Johnny to help father his first son. Nevertheless, he and Dark continued writing to each other, amassing hundreds of letters.

Director Treva Wurmfeld began filming the two friends in 2010 during a period of transition and reflection for Shepard. At the time, he had quietly ended his relationship with Lange and agreed to publish his correspondence with Dark. The task required them to meet and sift through years of their shared history, stirring memories both good and bad. Wurmfeld observes the two men over a period of 18 months and captures an indelible portrait of a complex male friendship rarely depicted on screen.

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Production Timeline: When did the Shepard & Dark come together?

On or about September 1, 2013 • The film was in Completed status.

Shepard & Dark Release Date: When was it released?

Shepard & Dark was released in 2013 on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in nationwide movie theaters.
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September 25, 2013 Nationwide
September 25, 2013

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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