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'Paul Williams: Still Alive'
Director: Stephen Kessler
Starring: Paul Williams
Why: I had no idea anyone was working on a documentary about singer/songwriter Paul Williams, but when I saw it listed for this year's festival, I immediately made it a priority. Williams is one of the greats, and if all he had ever done was write "The Rainbow Connection," he would be a giant. Instead, he's also the guy who wrote the score for "Phantom Of The Paradise" and he was Little Enos in the "Smokey and the Bandit" films and he wrote the "Bugsy Malone" score and he wrote about a billion awesome records and he's just cool. Period. I can't wait to see what the film has to say about him, and to see him at the festival as well.