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Title Five friends / a Media Education Foundation presention ; ManTiago Films presents a Captive Pictures production ; written & directed by Erik Santiago ; producers, Hank Mandel, Erik Santiago
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, 70 min.)
Summary American philosopher Elbert Hubbard was fond of quoting his father on friendship. "When you die," his father would tell him, "if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life." Five Friends, written and directed by Erik Santiago, is the story of how one man sought to live that life. Beautifully shot, from the mountains of Southern California to the New England coastline, the film follows a 65-year-old man and his five closest friends as they navigate and reflect on success, conflict, marriage, divorce, fatherhood, children, and dying. From touching moments and humor to horrific tragedy and darkness, Five Friends offers a breathtaking exploration of the emotional lives of men, and a deeply moving portrait of what men are capable of when they dare to open up with one another. Features commentary from experts including bestselling author and renowned sociologist Michael Kimmel
Credits Editor, Kyle Gilbertson ; director of photography, Sean Conaty
Event Originally produced by Media Education Foundation in 2010
Audience Higher education
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In Media Education Foundation Collection
Subject Male friendship.
Men -- United States -- Biography.
Middle-aged men -- Biography.
Middle-aged men -- Psychology.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Conaty, Sean. of photography
Frow, Alan.
Gilbertson, Kyle
Kimmel, Michael.
Mandel, Hank.
Santiago, Erik.
Kanopy (Firm)