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The Fabelmans  2022
Director:  Steven Speilberg
Producer:
  Tony Kushner, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Steven Spielberg
Art Director:
  Andrew Max Cahn (supervisor)
Editor:
  Sarah Broshar
Music:
  John Williams
Screenplay:
  Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg
Director of Photography:
  Janusz Kaminsky
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Cast:
spacer1 Michelle Williams
people1 Paul Dano
spacer1 Seth Rogan
spacer1 Gabriel LaBelle
spacer1 David Lynch
spacer1 Judd Hirsch
spacer1 Julia Butters
spacer1 Oakes Fegley
spacer1 Gabriel Bateman
spacer1 Jeannie Berlin
spacer1 Chloe East
spacer1 Isabelle Kusman
spacer1 Michelle Williams people1 Paul Dano spacer1 Seth Rogan
spacer1 Gabriel LaBelle spacer1 David Lynch spacer1 Judd Hirsch
spacer1 Julia Butters spacer1 Oakes Fegley spacer1 Gabriel Bateman
spacer1 Jeannie Berlin spacer1 Chloe East spacer1 Isabelle Kusman
spacer1 Michelle Williams people1 Paul Dano
spacer1 Seth Rogan spacer1 Gabriel LaBelle
spacer1 David Lynch spacer1 Judd Hirsch
spacer1 Julia Butters spacer1 Oakes Fegley
spacer1 Gabriel Bateman spacer1 Jeannie Berlin
spacer1 Chloe East spacer1 Isabelle Kusman

Synopsis:
Steven Spielberg’s most personal film yet is based on the master director’s childhood passion for moviemaking, and the family dynamics that found their way into his work. The Fabelmans finds the director reflecting on the experiences that made him the filmmaker we know and love, in a story based on his childhood in Arizona.

Gabriel LaBelle gives a breakout performance as the teenage Sammy Fabelman, always desperate for a new piece of gear so he can make ever-bigger movies with his friends. Michelle Williams is the heart of the story as Sammy’s encouraging mother, a skilled pianist. She brings life to their household, a fact Mr. Fabelman (Paul Dano), a computer engineer, finds as enchanting as he does discombobulating. Their family is rounded out by his loveable co-worker Benny (Seth Rogen), who becomes an uncle to Sammy and his sisters, always along for the ride with the Fabelmans. This unique combination of parental figures eventually becomes a source of tension with Sammy at the centre, and that seeps into his creative work.

Instead of chasing sharks or running from giant boulders, Spielberg has Sammy navigating the interpersonal landmines of home and school life, in what may be the most emotionally expansive film of his career. Starting with gunslingers and war stories, the way any Boy Scout in the late 1950s might, Sammy/Spielberg shows us not only what sparked Spielberg’s love for cinema, but also how empathy and human relationships have sneaked their way into the work of this master filmmaker.

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