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A Letter To True

, 2003

Filmmaker Bruce Weber is a professed animal lover, and his newest film centers on his own dogs, a family of gorgeous golden retrievers, including “True.” A Letter To True is a stunning look at the affection, loyalty, and unconditional love displayed by these animals – which the filmmaker sees as a metaphor for peace and hope in the world. In a highly personal commentary, Weber interweaves his personal obsessions: music of the ‘50’s and ‘60s, home movies of Dirk Bogarde in Provence; conversations with Elizabeth Taylor (another great dog lover), recollections of friendships past, and speculation about how our lives have been changed by the events of 9/11. Tying these various strands together with a poet’s logic, A Letter To True is a little like staying up late with Bruce Weber, listening to great music and peeking into the mind of a world-class connoisseur. With narration by Julie Christie and Marianne Faithfull.