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Z CHANNEL: A MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION

Out of Competition
Directed by :
Xan CASSAVETES 
Country:
UNITED STATES
Year:
2003
Duration:
120.00 minutes

Synopsis

Launched in 1974 in Los Angeles, Z Channel was one of the United States' first pay cable stations. Z Channel's prominence was solidified in 1980 when maverick programmer Jerry Harvey took over as head of programming. Z's uniqueness was attributed to Harvey and his staff's determination, diverse taste and encyclopedic knowledge of cinema. Harvey's programming showcased a combination of classic, international, independent, and Hollywood films. Z was the network first to develop programming innovations such as 'director's cuts' and uniquely themed on air festivals, while also airing many rare and never before seen exclusives and critically acclaimed films not in the mainstream.

Directing her first feature length documentary, Xan Casssavetes' Z CHANNEL: A MAGNIFICIENT OBSESSION, explore
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French press

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International press

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