Alex in Wonderland
DIRECTOR: PAUL MAZURSKY
CAST: DONALD SUTHERLAND, ELLEN BURSTYN, MEG MAZURSKY, MICHAEL LERNER
Donald Sutherland is at his loosest, tenderest, and most charming playing Mazursky’s alter-ego, a shaggy, counterculture-identified filmmaker floundering for inspiration on the heels of a critical and commercial hit, in this ambling, confessional slice-of-life film which owes much to Fellini’s 8 1/2, including a cameo from the maestro himself, while providing a unique peek at Hollywood life at the beginning of the 1970s.
Since 2009, the Academy has conducted a red carpet event for its Governors Awards, presented to individuals in recognition of prestigious lifetime achievements in cinema. This year, four Academy Honorary Awards were presented to recognize four extraordinary bodies of work, those of directors Charles Burnett and Agnès Varda, cinematographer Owen Roizman, and actor Donald Sutherland.