Back in 1950, Oskar Knight was as much of a household name as John Ford or Alfred Hitchcock. But how many today remember him as one of our greatest directors?
Writer/director Scott Fivelson’s Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story poses that question, even as it encourages audiences to rediscover the body of work left behind by this Hollywood auteur.
Lenny Von Dohlen (of Twin Peaks, Tender Mercies, American Playhouse) stars as the iconic director, Oskar Knight, in this witty and affectionate tribute to when movies were movies. The film features Academy Award winner Margaret O’Brien, International Emmy winner David Suchet, Joaquim de Almeida, Kristina Anapau, Julianna Guill, Rudolf Martin, Noel Neill, Lawrence Pressman, and many more.
Near Myth: The Oskar Knight Story will be coming to theatres next summer. So until then, hit the cinema books and see if you can find even the tiniest footnote on Oskar Knight!