Jane Fonda in Five Acts is a 2018 documentary film about the life and career of American actress and activist Jane Fonda. The film was directed by Susan Lacy and produced by Lacy and Alex Gibney. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2018, and was released on Netflix on May 24, 2018. The film traces Fonda's life from her early years as a child star to her rise to fame as an actress in the 1960s and 1970s. It also explores her activism, including her work with the anti-war movement and her involvement in the women's movement. The film features interviews with Fonda, her family, and her friends and colleagues. It also includes archival footage of Fonda's films and television appearances. Jane Fonda in Five Acts has been praised for its insightful look at Fonda's life and career. The film has also been praised for its use of archival footage and interviews. The film has been criticized for its focus on Fonda's activism. Some critics have argued that the film does not give enough attention to Fonda's acting career. Overall, Jane Fonda in Five Acts is a well-made documentary that provides a comprehensive look at the life and career of one of America's most iconic actresses.

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Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

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Jane Fonda in Five Acts is a 2018 documentary film about the life and career of American actress and activist Jane Fonda. The film was directed by Susan Lacy and produced by Lacy and Alex Gibney. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2018, and was released on Netflix on May 24, 2018. The film traces Fonda's life from her early years as a child star to her rise to fame as an actress in the 1960s and 1970s. It also explores her activism, including her work with the anti-war movement and her involvement in the women's movement. The film features interviews with Fonda, her family, and her friends and colleagues. It also includes archival footage of Fonda's films and television appearances. Jane Fonda in Five Acts has been praised for its insightful look at Fonda's life and career. The film has also been praised for its use of archival footage and interviews. The film has been criticized for its focus on Fonda's activism. Some critics have argued that the film does not give enough attention to Fonda's acting career. Overall, Jane Fonda in Five Acts is a well-made documentary that provides a comprehensive look at the life and career of one of America's most iconic actresses.

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Cast
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Jane Fonda

Self
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Richard Nixon

Self (archive footage) (archive sound) (as Richard M. Nixon)
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Robert Redford

Self - Actor
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Nathalie Vadim

Self - Stepdaughter
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Sydney Pollack

Self - Director (archive footage)
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Alan J. Pakula

Self - Director (archive footage)
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Country Joe McDonald

Self - Musician (archive footage)
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Tom Hayden

Self - Organizer, Politician, Author
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Dick Cavett

Self - Television Personality
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Henry Kissinger

Self (archive sound)
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H.R. Haldeman

Self (archive sound)
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Fletcher Thompson

Self - Congressman (archive footage)
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Abbie Hoffman

Self - Activist (archive footage)
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Troy Garity

Self - Son
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Paula Weinstein

Self - Producer
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Lily Tomlin

Self - Actor
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Mary Luana Williams

Self - Daughter (as Mary 'Lulu' Williams)
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Ted Turner

Self - Media Mogul, Philanthropist
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Sam Waterston

Self - Actor
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Malcolm Vadim

Self - Grandson
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Viva Vadim

Self - Granddaughter
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Red Buttons

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Johnny Carson

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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John Chancellor

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Jill Clayburgh

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Phil Donahue

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Merv Griffin

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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David Hemmings

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Elia Kazan

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Ron Kovic

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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David Letterman

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Geraldine Page

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Harry Reasoner

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Michael Sarrazin

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Dinah Shore

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Simone Signoret

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Lesley Stahl

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Gloria Steinem

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Lee Strasberg

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Roger Vadim

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Oprah Winfrey

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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Susan Lacy

Director
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Jane Fonda in Five Acts

(DVD)

3/26/2019

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