Mike D'Angelo
March 20, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

Who Is Henry Jaglom?

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
director
Henry-Alex Rubin, Jeremy Workman
genre
Documentary

We gave it a B

WHO IS HENRY JAGLOM? (1997, First Run Features, unrated, $29.95) A documentary about filmmaker Henry Jaglom (Eating, Last Summer in the Hamptons) may sound redundant, given that Jaglom frequently dominates his own intensely autobiographical, improvisatory movies. But where Jaglom implicitly celebrates his incessant neediness, this breezy portrait has the wit to juxtapose Jaglom’s friends raving about his generosity with the director donating a VCR — and, whaddayaknow, videocassettes of his films — to a starving artist. No hagiography this; even those who loathe Jaglom’s work may enjoy themselves. B

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