The largest Gender Equality March in U.S. History, August 26, 1970, New York City.
Al Sutton produced and performed the title role in "The Poet Englestrom", an award winning film written by Alexander Weiss for which he won the AOF Film Fest WAB Award for "Best Performance in an Acting Role" at the 2010 Action On Film International Film Festival. He later wrote, produced and played the lead character in the film "Five Valid Reasons for Murdering Lisa". He was a cast member in Madeleine Olnek's short, "Make Room for Phyllis". He is a member of SAG and BAFTA, and has been seen on TV in "Law & Order". As documentary filmmaker, he did "Fraternal Twins: the first year of life". This medical film was widely distributed to universities in the 1980s, when he was a practicing physician. Another documentary subject was the Women's Equality Strike of 1970, which consists of unique archival footage of the march, soon to be completed as a short film featuring Helen Reddy's song, "I Am Woman". Portions of this footage were aired on network TV. He has also done a number of short films, including World Music Independent Film Festival Award Winner "All in a Row", featuring original music by Chris Anderson, and a film in two acts, "Love" and "Marriage," starring the late Jo Henderson and Dan Hedaya. A full length screenplay, "Caballo" is in preparation. On stage, he performed a lead role in "Sing, America: Norman Mailer in his own words" at the Actors Studio. He played in "Bringing the Fishermen Home" by Deb Margolin, at Dixon Place, and at the Public Theatre Play-reading series. As co-founder of the Perfectly Frank Cabaret Theatre, he produced over forty new plays, mostly in downtown New York venues, including Dixon Place, Home for Contemporary Theatre, and Le Poeme. He has also written and performed in a number of his own plays, including, "Woman and Man", "Lifeguard", and "A Little Bumpy", co-written by Dan Hedaya. Al Sutton is a musician, and operates his own record label, "Alsut Records". He has the rights to the archives of the late, great pianist Chris Anderson.
Education Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, MD, 1959
Training New School Filmmaking, New York, NY, Filmmaking, Arnold Eagle Warren Robertson Theatre Workshop, New York, NY, Acting, Warren Robertson, Larry Moss 1971-1975