James Toback and Michael Mailer’s feature documentary Seduced and Abandoned, starring Amagansett actor Alec Baldwin, will premiere as a Special Screening in the Official Selection at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on Monday, May 20, 2013.
Produced by Mailer, Baldwin and Toback, and executive-produced by Alan Helene, Larry Herbert, Neal Schneider and Morris Levy, Seduced and Abandoned celebrates the adventures of filmmaking, following Baldwin and Toback on a troublesome and often hilarious journey at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, as they attempt to secure financing for their next feature film. In this behind-the-scenes look at the Cannes Film Festival, Baldwin and Toback interface with a wide variety of Cannes denizens, from movie stars, directors, producers, distributors, financiers, personalities and even the director of the film festival himself.
Seduced and Abandoned features fascinating portraits of Martin Scorsese, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ryan Gosling, Jessica Chastain, Francis Ford Coppola, Roman Polanski, Berenice Bejo, Diane Kruger and James Caan, as well as interviews with Brett Ratner, Graydon Carter, Taki Theodoracopulos, Jean Pigozzi, Neve Campbell, Ron Meyer and Diablo Cody.
The North American television rights to Seduced and Abandoned, which was produced by Michael Mailer Films, were acquired by HBO in May 2013.
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