The Historian can be seen from January 2nd to the 8th at the Arena Cinema Hollywood. The film stars William Sadler, Miles Doleac and John Cullum and directed by Miles Doleac.
The Historian is a tour de force of showing us the human experience. The director Miles Doleac, in the vein of (few) filmmakers like Orson Welles chose to co-write, co-produce, direct and star in his own film (Doleac managed to pull off four tasks). This film had layer upon layer of subtext in its brilliant screenplay that pulls no punches in examining life. On the surface the story is about academia, the politics of being a professor and how relationships effect our career.
To add to the magic, the director examines the good and the bad with the same respect. Too many films pick sides. The Historian values its viewer and does not make choices for you. The film is like a great teacher, it lets you decide what your journey will be. The film’s director somehow managed to never put more into his portrayal of Dr. Ben Rhodes than he did into a female character we see in multiple (significant) scenes. The other character was not just exposition, which every director does (even the best).