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Intimate Stranger

PBS Premiere: June 22, 1992


Alan Berliner puts his late grandfather, Joseph Cassuto, at the center of a personal, single-family saga that shines a light into the silent, shadowy corners that are present in all families. When the film premiered at the New York Film Festival, The New York Times called it "a rich, tumultuous portrait of family life with a powerful, bittersweet universality." (60 minutes)

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Intimate Stranger

Premiere Date: June 22, 1992

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Alan Berliner Bio


Alan Berliner
Alan Berliner

Critical Acclaim

By turns poignant, hilarious and quietly moving... an absorbing and entertaining film.”

— David Sterritt,
Christian Science Monitor

Stunningly imaginative... a work of unusual resonance.”

—Todd McCarthy,

Compellingly eccentric...powerful, bittersweet... a rich, tumultuous portrait of family life...”

The New York Times

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