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Mitzi Fabelman

The Fabelmans

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A deeply personal portrait of a 20th century American childhood, Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans is a cinematic memory of the forces, and family, that shaped the filmmaker’s life and career. A universal coming-of-age story about an isolated young man’s pursuit of his dreams, the film is an exploration of love, artistic ambition, sacrifice and the moments of discovery that allow us to see the truth about ourselves, and our parents, with clarity and compassion.

Sammy Fabelman (Gabriel LaBelle; The Predator, American Gigolo series) is devoted to filmmaking, an interest that is celebrated and championed by his artistic mother, Mitzi (four-time Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams). Sammy’s successful, scientific father, Burt (Paul Dano; The Batman, There Will Be Blood), supports Sammy’s work, but views it as an unserious hobby.

Over the years, Sammy has become the de facto documentarian of his family’s adventures, as well as the director of his increasingly elaborate amateur film productions starring his sisters and friends. By 16, Sammy is both the primary observer and archivist of his family story, but when his family moves west, Sammy discovers a heartbreaking truth about his mother that will redefine their relationship and alter the future for himself and his entire family.

The Fabelmans also stars Seth Rogen (Steve Jobs, The Disaster Artist) as Bennie Loewy, Burt Fabelman’s best friend and honorary “uncle” to the Fabelman kids, and Academy Award® nominee Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems, Ordinary People) as Sammy’s mesmerizing great uncle, Boris.

The Fabelmans is directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Spielberg and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America; Caroline, or Change), who has earned Oscar® nominations for his screenplays for Spielberg’s Lincoln and Munich. The film is produced by three-time Oscar® nominee Kristie Macosko Krieger p.g.a. (West Side StoryThe Post), Steven Spielberg p.g.a. and Tony Kushner p.g.a. The executive producers are Carla Raij (co-producer West Side Story, unit production manager The Irishman) and Josh McLaglen (Free Guy, Logan).

 

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • MICHELLE WILLIAMS,
  • SETH ROGEN,
  • PAUL DANO,
  • GABRIEL LABELLE
DIRECTOR
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG
WRITTEN BY
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG & TONY KUSHNER
PRODUCERS
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG,
  • TONY KUSHNER,
  • KRISTIE MACOSKO KRIEGER
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • JANUSZ KAMINSKI
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • RICK CARTER
MUSIC BY
  • JOHN WILLIAMS