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A psychedelic journey into the heart (and bank account) of Michael Brody, Jr, the hippie-millionaire who offered the world peace and caused a frenzy when he publicly announced a $25 million giveaway to anyone in need. A gesture that immediately put Brody and his wife into the spotlight also caused mobs of people to camp on their lawn and flood their mailboxes. Fifty years later, 12 boxes of these letters pleading for Brody’s help were discovered—unopened. Director Keith Maitland follows his 2016 acclaimed film, Tower, with Dear Mr. Brody, a documentary journey that takes audiences through the life of Michael Brody, Jr., and those individuals that wrote letters asking for his help. 


In its 20th year SF DocFest is proud to honor Keith Maitland with its Vanguard Award. As a filmmaker Keith Maitland pushes artistic boundaries and redefines the cinematic form, especially with his eagerly anticipated new hybrid documentary, Dear Mr. Brody.


SF DocFest prides itself on recognizing those unconventional, creative risk-taking filmmakers that are redefining the cinematic form and are someone to watch. Keith Maitland is the latest filmmaker the festival has recognized. Past honorees include Sean Dunne, Robert Greene, Jamie Meltzer, Penny Lane, Lise Swenson, Sara Archambault, Don Argott, Sheena Joyce, Melody Gilbert and Rodrigo Reyes.

This film plays live at the Roxie Theater June 10, 710p: https://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/sf-docfest-2021

  • Runtime
    97 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Keith Maitland
  • Producer
    Melissa Robyn Glassman, Megan Gilbride, Keith Maitland, Sarah Wilson