Susan Lacy (‘Jane Fonda in Five Acts’ director) on how 4 men affected Fonda’s lifelong journey to find herself [Exclusive Video Interview]

Susan Lacy (‘Jane Fonda in Five Acts’ director) on how 4 men affected Fonda’s lifelong journey to find herself [Exclusive Video Interview]
Susan Lacy felt it was “logical” to divide her Jane Fonda documentary into the titular five acts. Reading the Oscar-winning actress’s autobiography “My Life So Far,” Lacy zeroed in on a line she wrote about how “she wanted to understand her first two acts … in order to understand how to live her third.” Yet the documentarian knew that three acts weren’t enough. “She was dividing her life into thirds,” Lacy explains, “and it was very obvious from her book that the four men in her life … had influenced who she was.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Lacy above.

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“Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” which premiered on HBO in September 2018, looks at Fonda’s development as a performer, political activist and feminist icon. It charts that journey through her relationships with four men: her father Henry Fonda and husbands Roger Vadim,
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