Showtime to air Polanski doc


Roman Polanski is arguably one of the greatest directors of all time. From Rosemary's Baby to Chinatown, all the way to modern classics like The Pianist and Carnage, Polanski has carved a legendary path for a long-time. Too bad that the first thing people say about him when discussing is probably his famous sexual abuse scandal with a 13-year-old girl, which has caused the director to avoid countries that would extradite him back to the United States.

In 2013, Showtime viewers will have the chance to understand the director better when the network premieres Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out, which discusses his arrest in 2009 at the Zurich Film Festival. It is the sequel to Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.

“Showtime’s enthusiasm for the film and track record with controversial biographical material make them the perfect partner for Odd Man Out," said director/film narrator Marina Zenovich. “I can’t imagine a more compelling home for the film and am delighted to share the movie with Showtime audiences.”

Polanski has had a fascinating adult life. His pregnant wife Sharon Tate was famously murdered by the Charles Manson family while Roman was away in Europe filming a movie.

Will you be watching the film? Why or why not?


- Roman Polanski

Written by: Hamatosan
Nov 1st, 2012, 4:16 pm


Message Posted On Nov 2nd, 2012, 1:48 am
[T]rack record with controversial biographical material" - really? Showtime? If they say so (examples?). *** But, yes, I would be interested to see their take on this contradictory and brilliant filmmaker, especially one whose flaws are so striking and despicable.
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