Chautauqua Documentary-The Brothers Warner
5/26/2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come get a glimpse into the life of Jack Warner, one of the characters in the 2012 Summer Chautauqua, June 12-16. Narrated by Dennis Hopper. Cass Warner, producer of this film, is actually the granddaughter of Harry Warner, one of the four original Warner Brothers. This is the story of the four Warner Brothers themselves, starting back in the 19th century and their ventures into the entertainment industry that predate the forming of Warner Brothers the company by twenty years. It goes forward past the time that they exited the running of Warner Brothers the company and talks about the lives of the brothers themselves. Although Ms. Warner is a descendent, she doesn't get overly sentimental about her subject nor does she try to smooth over the real problems that the brothers had in their own private lives and with each other. The book by the same name has much more detail, of course, but this is still a very fascinating documentary for those interested in film history.