Framing John DeLorean


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jul 5, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jul 6, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jul 8, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jul 9, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jul 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2019
Run Time:109 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Don Argott
Sheena M. Joyce
Cast:Alec Baldwin
Morena Baccarin
Josh Charles


Money, power, politics, drugs, scandal, and fast cars. The incredible story of John DeLorean is the stuff of a Hollywood screenwriter's dreams. But who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

For the first time, “Framing John DeLorean” recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker, tracing his meteoric rise through the ranks of General Motors, his obsessive quest to build a sports car that would conquer the world, and his shocking fall from grace on charges of cocaine trafficking.

Interweaving a treasure trove of archival footage with dramatic vignettes starring Alec Baldwin, “Framing John DeLorean” is a gripping look at a man who gambled everything in his pursuit of the American Dream.

“In making ‘Framing John DeLorean’, we were fascinated by the idea of really knowing a person, and what factors in one's life ‘frame’ this opinion,” said directors Sheena M. Joyce and Don Argott. “Did anyone ever know the ‘real’ John DeLorean?  Is there a ‘real’ version of anyone?  How could people very close to a subject have wildly differing views of them?  Which of them was right — one of them, all of them, none of them?  We explored this idea by not only using traditional doc techniques of sit-down interviews, archival footage, etc., but also creating narrative scenes, and using the behind-the-scenes, or ‘making-of’ these narrative scenes, to address the question: who was the real John DeLorean?”