Paul Williams Still Alive (2012)

Paul Williams Still Alive
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 24mins.
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords actor, biopic, performer, singer
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Paul Williams Actor Himself 1 1000001
John Travolta Actor Himself 1 1000003
Barbra Streisand Actor Herself 1 1000004
Angie Dickinson Actor Herself 1 1000005
Dick Clark Actor Himself 1 1000006
Stephen Kessler Director n/a 2 2000001
Jim Czarnecki Producer n/a 3 3000001
Stephen Kessler Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mike Wilkins Producer n/a 3 3000003
David Zieff Producer n/a 3 3000004
Lesa Lakin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Stephen Kessler Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Vern Nobles Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
David Zieff Editor n/a 172 7000001
Paul Williams Song ("Still Alive") 120859 8000001
Paul Williams Song Performer ("Still Alive") 120788 8000002
Synopsis
In the 1970s, Paul Williams won Grammys and an Academy Award. He wrote many #1 songs, from Barbara Streisand's "Evergreen" to the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun," as well as Kermit the Frog's biggest hit, "The Rainbow Connection." He starred in a Brian De Palma movie, put out his own hit records and albums, was a guest on The Tonight Show fifty times, is the president of ASCAP... and you may have never heard of him. He was the singer / actor / songwriter that emotional, alienated teenage boys all over the world wanted to be - a sex symbol before MTV, when sex symbols could be 5"2 and sing songs about loneliness with the Muppets. One of those boys was Steve Kessler, a chubby kid from Queens. Thirty years later, Kessler discovered something amazing: not only was Paul Williams still alive, no one had ever tried to make a documentary about him. A wistful musical journey that will introduce a new generation to Williams' soulful classics, "the story of Stephen Kessler's lifelong obsession with the former superstar, and what happens when the nostalgic filmmaker finally catches up with him.