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You Can Call Me Bill (2024)

Opens on March 22

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe Run Time: 96 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2024

Starring: Alexandre O. Philippe, William Shatner

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

World Premiere, SXSW 2023

Directed by the visionary filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe, You Can Call Me Bill (2024) is an intimate exploration of the life and career of William Shatner. Across film, television, and the arts, the documentary captures the essence of Shatner’s journey and his extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry.

Captain Kirk. T.J. Hooker. Denny Crane. Big Giant Head. Alexander the Great. Henry V. Priceline’s Negotiator. These are but a handful of the innumerable masks worn by William Shatner over seven extraordinary decades onstage and in front of the camera. A peerless maverick thespian, electrifying performer, and international cultural treasure, Bill (as he prefers to be called), now 91 years young, is the living embodiment of his classic line “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” In unprecedented fashion, You Can Call Me Bill (2024) strips away all the masks he has worn to embody countless characters, revealing the man behind it all.

About the filmmaker:

Alexandre O. Philippe is a Swiss director best known for the documentary films Doc of the Dead (2014), The People vs. George Lucas (2010), Lynch/Oz (2022), and the postmodern documentary examination of the iconic Psycho (1960) shower scene entitled 78/52 (2017) which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Philippe is Creative Director and co-owner of Denver-based Cinema Vertige and his most recent commissioned work for the City of Denver garnered four Heartland Emmy Awards. His most recent film, William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill (2024) premiered at SXSW in 2023.

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