The candid new HBO documentary film Jane Fonda in Five Acts, which explores the extraordinary life of Oscar-winner Jane Fonda, will premiere on showcase in September.
Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, Jane Fonda in Five Acts provides an intimate look at this fascinating woman’s singular journey.
Girl next door, sex kitten, activist, fitness tycoon and celebrated actor, Jane Fonda has lived a life marked by controversy, tragedy and transformation, and she’s done it all in the public eye. The compelling two-hour film goes to the heart of who Jane Fonda really is: a blend of deep vulnerability, magnetism and bravery, revealing a life transformed over time.
Drawing on 21 hours of interviews with Fonda, she speaks frankly about her life and her missteps, the pain of her mother’s suicide, her father’s emotional unavailability, 30 years of an eating disorder and her three marriages.
Jane Fonda in Five Acts also includes interviews with family and friends, as well as rare home movies and footage of the 80-year-old Fonda’s busy life today at, as she puts it, “the beginning of my last act.”
Featuring interviews with Robert Redford, Lily Tomlin, producer Paula Weinstein and former spouses Tom Hayden and Ted Turner, among others, the first four acts of Fonda’s life are named after the four men who shared and influenced her personal and professional ambitions.
The fifth act is named after Fonda herself, as she finally confronts her demons, reconnects with her family and resumes a successful career as both an actress and an activist, entirely on her own terms.
Jane Fonda in Five Acts will premiere on Sunday, September 30 at 9.30pm on Showcase