Dir. Hilla Medalia (86min, Israel, 2014)
Hebrew with English Subtitles
Directed by Hilla Medalia (Dancing in Jaffa), this documentary reveals the inside story of two Israeli-born cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the American Dream turned the Hollywood power structure upside down, producing over 300 films and forming Cannon – at its apex, the most powerful independent film company in the world.
Celebrated, condemned, loved and loathed, Cannon’s legacy is undeniable, wielding a pop-cultural power that continues to seep into modern life today. The duo brought us Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme, and a flop of epic proportions in 1987’s Superman IV, but also supported cinema artists John Cassavates, Franco Zeffirelli, and Andrei Konchalovsky.