Being Mary Tyler Moore
“Who can turn the world on with her smile?” Those theme-song words describing Mary Richards, the TV news producer who broke sitcom ground as a strong, single, independent woman on The Mary Tyler Moore Show aptly encapsulate the eponymous actor who played her as James Adolphus’s documentary engagingly illustrates. Both a biography of Moore, who knew from the age of three that she was destined for show biz (it was that or jail, her father observed), and a summation of her brilliant career, the film offers an honest portrait of a sometimes-troubled personal life alongside a long string of professional triumphs beginning with her Emmy-winning work on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66). Produced by Lena Waithe, Being Mary Tyler Moore is a dazzling look back at an incandescent personality.
James Adolphus is a three-time Peabody Award-winning cinematographer and an Emmy-winning producer and director who makes his feature debut with Being Mary Tyler Moore. His television projects include the Emmy-nominated series Soul of a Nation (2021) and the Independent Lens documentary Little White Lie (2014).
Director James Adolphus
Executive Producer S. Robert Levine, Michael Bernstein
Producer Lena Waithe, Debra Martin Chase, Ben Selkow, Rishi Rajani, James Adolphus, Andrew C. Coles, Laura Gardner
Editor Mariah Rehmet
Cinematographer James Adolphus
Music Theodosia Roussos
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