Paul Williams Still Alive Synopsis
The life and career of actor, singer and songwriter Paul Williams.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Williams, who was elected president of ASCAP in 2009, speaks frankly and eloquently about his problems dealing with fame, and his recovery....
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is fascinating, though it smacks its own lips a bit too much at the tackiness of freak '70s stardom.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The film has a winning combination for all sorts of platforms as the story is highly intriguing and the music speaks, or rather sings, for...
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The oft-hilarious push-and-pull between director and subject - Williams wryly notes that the film is turning into "the Steve and Paulie...
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
What makes the movie so good is Williams' absolute refusal to play along.
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The New York Times

Mr. Williams's quiet integrity trumps Mr. Kessler at every turn. Self-aware and articulate, with a modesty born from confidence, he...
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By Joe Leydon
An engrossing and satisfying picture, one that can be enjoyed even by people who have never before heard of its subject.
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Boxoffice Magazine

Too bad the film's obscure star will be a hard sell to non-music geeks or anyone born after 1965, because this film's a blast.
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
The film too often undercuts its goals by indulging its director's need for self-affirmation at the expense of the movie's far more...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Kessler has indeed made a film about a fame-chasing narcissist in desperate need of attention. But that has nothing to do with the guy we...
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"Still Alive" is a must see!

By val836
Steve Kessler knocks one out of the park with this awesome documentary about Paul Williams. This movie is so honest, and so very charming. Prepare to fall in love all over again with Paul's music,...

See it!

By magbue
The NYT didn't get it -- this is film that started out as a documentary and ended up a buddy-movie. The eyes of an adoring fan (the filmmaker) are opened with the candor of this exceptional...

Will Win The Oscar For Best Documentary

By ziegfeldman
If you never heard of Paul Williams, you know his music, "I Won't Last a Day Without You," "Rainy Day and Mondays," "The Rainbow Connection." When someone so popular has been off the radar so long,...

Totally Enjoyable

By unclecarlvreeland
My 8 year daughter attended the movie with me - and totally enjoyed it. I believe that alone says a lot. I thought the film was very well done. To add - the director (aside from being a great...

Paul Williams Still Alive

By russturk
Great little doc about one of the great songwriters of the 70s. Funny, touching and memorable....

By mcallisternevins

By Ldyelectro
Moving story Film was funny and very entertaining. A must see...

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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Strong Language and Drug References