• Paul Williams Still Alive (2012)

Paul Williams Still Alive

Release Date: June 1st, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

Filmmaker and longtime fan Stephen Kessler's portrait of the award-winning 1970s singer-songwriter-actor, who disappeared for much of the 1980s and '90s, but still performs today.

Director: Stephen Kessler

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: TDB

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Williams, who was elected president of ASCAP in 2009, speaks frankly and eloquently about his problems dealing with fame, and his recovery. And more important, he earns our thanks by resolutely refusing to let Kessler turn this into a clichéd documentary. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film has a winning combination for all sorts of platforms as the story is highly intriguing and the music speaks, or rather sings, for itself. show more

  • 63
    Andrew SchenkerSlant Magazine

    The film too often undercuts its goals by indulging its director's need for self-affirmation at the expense of the movie's far more compelling central subject. show more

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