ONE DAY SINCE YESTERDAY: PETER BOGDANOVICH AND THE LOST AMERICAN FILM
by Bill Teck
One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & The Lost American Film is the story of maverick film director Peter Bogdanovich’s love for both the late Dorothy Stratten and his “lost” film They All Laughed. Murdered by her estranged husband as Bogdanovich was editing They All Laughed, One Day Since Yesterday summons up the romance, heartbreak and devotion present as Bogdanovich bought his film back from the studio when they studio threatened to shelve it, and his efforts to distribute it himself, almost to his own ruin. A real life love story of passion and belief in the power of art. One Day Since Yesterday is an homage to the lost era of the '70s American Auteur, staking a claim for They All Laughed as the last great film of that time.
Through the story of Peter’s journey with They All Laughed, One Day Since Yesterday explores all of Bogdanovich’s career (The Last Picture Show, Saint Jack, What’s Up Doc, Paper Moon), and his challenges to see his personal vision vindicated in an era unsympathetic to the bold and unique visions he risked it all on. It’s the story of a lost film, which played The Venice Film Festival in 1981, unavailable in any medium for years and it’s triumphant re-appreciation, championed by filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, and of the sweet, makeshift family that’s sprung up around They All Laughed’s tragedies — bonds still strong even 30 years later. One Day Since Yesterday is a wistful valentine to art, love, loss, redemption and the power of cinema.
Directed by Bill Teck
Produced by Via Verita, Victor Barroso, Brett Ratner
Cinematography by Bill Teck
Edited by Mario de Varona
Composed by Maureen Crowe
DIRECTOR - BILL TECK
Bill Teck is a cinephile and director based in Miami. Teck, named one of “20 Latinos To Watch” by Newsweek magazine, is the founder of the ground-breaking Latino brand generation ñ. Teck has created, directed, and produced television shows, web content and advertising in Miami for 20 years and One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & The Lost American Film is his first documentary.
Discovering They All Laughed at the art cinema around the corner from his house, at 14 years old, in 1982, the already cinema-crazy Teck learned everything he could about the film and it’s director. Given unprecedented access to Bogdanovich’s personal life, letters and papers, his first documentary is about True Love, Movie Love and the way the past lives with us
DIRECTOR - MORITZ RIESEWIECK
Moritz Riesewieck (1985) is a German essay author,scriptwriter, theater- and film director. He studiedtheater directing at Ernst Busch Academy of DramaticArts in Berlin. Before he studied some semesters ofEconomics as a fellow of the German AcademicScholarship Foundation and worked as assistantdirector at Schaubuehne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin.In 2014 he staged the piece “Woyzeck” by GeorgBuechner in Mexico City. His Spanish / Germangraduation production was invited to renownedHeidelberg Play Market. In 2016 Moritz Riesewieckwas granted the state of Berlin’s Elsa NeumannScholarship for his innovative theater works whichwere shown at festivals in Berlin and Hamburg andmost recently at Theater Dortmund. In the sameyear Riesewieck presented a lecture performanceabout digital cleansing at re:publica Berlin and atBerliner Theatertreffen. His essay “Digital Dirt Work”was published by German publishing house dtv inSeptember 2017.
VENICE 2014〡VIENNALE 2014〡BAFICI 2016〡CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
“Affectionate and affecting”
“Terrific... as impassioned as it is insightful”
- Movie Pilot
“Haunting and bittersweet. Bogdanovich bravely lays his soul bare in this remarkable film”
- Cinema Retro