This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss (2003)
Movie: This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss
- Director: Michael Almereyda
- Stars: Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Cheech Marin, Sheila Tousey, T Bone Burnett, Sam Shepard, James Gammon, Woody Harrelson, Ann Militello
- Release Date: January 24, 2003
- Run Time: 89 min
- Genre: Documentary
After the American playwright and actor Sam Shepard had played the role of the ghost in Michael Almereyda\’s Hamlet, Shepard invited the filmmaker to document rehearsals for his The Late Henry Moss, that he staged with Nick Nolte and Sean Penn in leading roles. Almereyda and his crew filmed the last three weeks before the premi?re. The film combines interviews with Shepard, his actors and staff with images of the rehearsals. The result is both a portrait and a unique glimpse of top actors seeking their way through the material. The film also offers a survey of the career of Shepard, including a report of his stormy relationship with his father, who died in 1984.