1 hr. 35 min.
This documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at a daring American staging of Bertolt Brecht's masterpiece of political theater, "Mother Courage." Meryl Streep and her costars tackle Brecht's challenging pacifist work in a bold new translation by acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner. The film also discusses Brecht's creative life, his exodus from Nazi Germany in the wake of World War II and the relevance of "Mother Courage" in the context of contemporary world politics.
Director: John W. Walter