The Film

The Needs:
To Charm, To Celebrate, To Seduce, To Entice, To Plead, To Accuse, To Destroy

These primal needs defined the life of Kim Stanley, actress and teacher. She lived by them, she taught them, and she funneled them into her art to become one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. The woman lionized by her peers, loved and feared by her friends and spouses, and hailed by critics as “The Female Brando” is virtually unknown. THE NEEDS OF KIM STANLEY, a documentary film-in-progress, seeks to reveal this amazing artist’s neglected history and her incalculable contribution to the art of acting.

Featuring interviews with:

James Acheson
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Dani Minnick
Ana Alicia
Lee Grant
William Moses
Lord Richard Attenborough
Anna Gunn
Larry Moss
Vahag Bagratuni
Sir Peter Hall
Elissa Myers
Belinda Bauer
Gerald Hiken
Vivian Nathan
Diane Behrens
Jack Hofsiss
Michael Parks
Annabel Brooks
Betty Lou Holland
Estelle Parsons
Ellen Burstyn
Arliss Howard
Arthur Penn
Lonny Chapman
Lauren Hutton
Sydney Pollack
Graeme Clifford
Anne Jackson
Alan Rachins
Lola Cohen
Dina Janis
Rex Reed
Joan Copeland
Salome Jens
Alan Rich
James Cromwell
Melanie Jones
Natasha Richardson
Brett Cullen
Jack Klugman
Mark Rydell
George de la Pena
Shirley Knight
Marian Seldes
Henry Denker
Jon Krampner
Marc Siegel
Timothy Doyle
Jessica Lange
Elaine Stritch
Randall England
Anthony LaPaglia
Andrew Traines
Mitchell Erickson
Darrell Larson
Eli Wallach
Hallie Foote
Arthur Laurents
Elizabeth Wilson
Horton Foote
Robert Loggia
Robert Wilson
Bryan Forbes
Nick Love
Greg Winfield
Jenny Gago
Alley Mills

Read about THE NEEDS OF KIM STANLEY on these websites: