Actor Malcolm McDowell in a one-man show dedicated to the life and work of his friend, the late film director, Lindsay Anderson. In this warm tribute, McDowell runs through his reminiscences of his time working with the director on such films as 'If' and 'O Lucky Man', as well as providing an insight into the British film scene during the 1960s and 1970s, bringing the times to life with his impersonations of stars of the day. In addition, the monologue is intercut with archive interviews with the director himself, plus stars including Laurence Olivier, John Geilgud, Alan Bates, Bette Davis and Richard Harris.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Booklet, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Never Apologize, the documentary of Malcolm McDowell's celebration of Lindsay Anderson, their times and their colleagues, is a unique hybrid of film, theater and literature. Anderson, the award winning director, critic, essayist and anarchist, cast McDowell in his first starring role as the rebellious "Mick Travis," in his film, If..., winner of the Palm D'Or, Cannes (1968). Their working relationship continued through five additional film and theatre productions spanning several decades, including O Lucky Man! (1972) and Britannia Hospital (1982). McDowell: "Lindsay definitely changed me forever. This film is an evocation of his life and also signifies an era of intellectual movement in England." Directed by Mike Kaplan, whose friendship with McDowell began on Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and who produced Anderson's last feature film, The Whales Of August (1987), Never Apologize combines McDowell's personal reminiscences with his readings of pieces written by and about his friend and mentor. These are brought to life by the actor's often hilarious and moving impressions of not only the provocative Anderson, but also the notables in their circle, including Alan Bates, Bette Davis, John Ford, John Gielgud, Lillian Gish, Richard Harris, Laurence Olivier and Rachel Roberts. We visit a group of colorful personalities and witness the cultural, social and political climate of the period. ...Never Apologize