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Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Amy Scott. Oscar winning filmmaker Hal Ashby was something of an uncompromising maverick who preferred to work outside the studio system because he believed they valued commerce over art. “Studios are the enemy of the artist,” his friend and mentor Norman Jewison told him rather frankly. Ashby won an Oscar for his work on editing Jewison’s In The Heat Of The Night in 1968. And in a fertile period during the 70s he directed a handful of socially conscious and bitingly funny films that rank amongst the best Continue reading