Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy

1 hr 16 min | Documentary | 2020

Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Patti LuPone, and Alex Sharp are but a few of the extraordinary actors who have studied under Moni Yakim at Juilliard, America's greatest performing arts school. This compelling portrait of the master teacher takes us inside the drama classes where Moni and his wife Mina pour their love and passion into preparing the next generation of actors for the spotlight.

What do Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Patti LuPone and Alex Sharp have in common? They are but a few of the extraordinary actors who have studied under Moni Yakim at Juilliard, America's greatest performing arts school. With interviews with Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie and Kevin Kline, this compelling portrait of the master teacher - the sole remaining founder of the school's legendary Drama Division - takes us inside the drama classes where Moni and his wife Mina pour their love and passion into preparing the next generation of actors for the spotlight.

Details

Actor
Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Peter Jacobson, Kevin Kline, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, Alex Sharp, Ryan Spahn, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Urie, Mina Yakim, Moni Yakim
Director
Rauzar Alexander
Producer
Alma Har'el, Kali Wilder, Boaz Yakin