Commentary: Trek Stars 120: Public Persona Shatner / by Mike Schindler

Shatner, Part 3: Festival in Cannes.

In 1999, William Shatner attended the Cannes Film Festival to promote his work in Free Enterprise. While there, he ran into his old friend Maximillian Schell, who was filming the largely improvised film, Festival in Cannes. Their reunion appears in that film, making it a part of the Shatner Cinematic Universe.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Star, John and Mike take a look Festival in Cannes. We discuss the film on the whole, Shatner's performance, and how it fits into the Shatnerverse. We also wonder why Entrapment opened the festival in 1999.

Running Time: 43 minutes 14 seconds


John Mills and Mike Schindler

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Festival in Cannes (00:01:00)
Shatner's Appearance (00:18:38)
Wrap-up (00:33:44)

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