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What You Can Learn from Amy Poehler’s First Documentary

What happens when one of the greatest comedians of our time makes a documentary about one of the greatest comedians of all time?

From Upright Citizens Brigade to Saturday Night Live to Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler stands as one of the greatest comedians of our generation.

In her documentary directing debut, Lucy and Desi, Poehler turns the lens to trailblazing comedians Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

What can you learn from Poehler’s first time directing?

The film premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, and No Film School was there for the Q&A. Here are a few of the interesting lessons we learned about Poehler’s process on her first doc.

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Author: Oakley Anderson-Moore
This article comes from No Film School and can be read on the original site.

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