Untouchable: The Rise and Fall of Harvey Weinstein

By: Sabrina Lemer

New BBC documentation explores Harvey Weinstein allegations

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a special screening of Untouchable, The BBC’s comprehensive and balanced documentary on the rise and fall of the legendary producer Harvey Weinstein’s legacy. Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul who founded Miramax Pictures with his brother Bob, produced and championed critically acclaimed films including Cinema Paradiso, The Artist and Pulp Fiction to name a few.  Before his downfall, Weinstein changed the way in which films were marketed, creating magical Academy Award campaigns which garnered both his company’s films and stars countless awards and huge financial gains for all involved.  

Director Ursula Macfarlane uses interviews, documents and first person accounts to put colour and framework to a story that you think you knew. Macfarlane’s thoughtful film is compelling, stylish and shocking. The web of deceit reaches far and wide but the breaking of this story has helped to change the landscape in which the world now operates.

Weinstein consistently denies all accusations of non-consensual sex. The documentary is airing September 1st on BBC Two and should not be missed.