Directors: Ting Poo, Leo Scott

Release: August 6, 2021

Tagline: The life you live is the story you tell.

Producer(s): Ali Alborzi, Andrew Fried, Val Kilmer, Brad Koepenick, Dane Lillegard, Ting Poo, Leo Scott, Jordan Wynn
Associate Producer(s): Lauren Bleiweiss, Mercedes Kilmer, Tom Stratton
Line Producer: Bryce Brentlinger
Archival Producer(s): Samantha Casey, Susan Ricketts
Executive Producer: Ben Cotner
Co-Executive Producer(s): Sarba Das, Emily Osborne
Co-Producer(s): Suzanne Greenfield, Christopher Noviello

Star/Actor: Val Kilmer

Music by: Garth Stevenson

Production Company: A24 | Boardwalk Pictures | Cartel Film Production

Genre(s): Documentary, Bioography

ID: tt14731254

Rating: R

Runtime: 109 minutes

Declassified by Agent Palmer: ‘Val’ explores the true heart of an artist

Quotes and Lines

“My name is Val Kilmer. I’ve lived a magical life.” Kilmer tells us “a story about acting… Truth and illusion…”

“It’s like I’ve lived my life and it’s sort of all in these boxes, but what is part of the profound sadness is that I know it’s incomplete. As much as I’ve filmed and as hard as I’ve tried, there’s nothing I can do to make any of it understood. I know that that’s not true, but it’s how I feel.”

“I’ve wanted to tell a story about acting for a very long time. About truth. About illusion. The truth is, in order to find each character I’ve had to put a little bit of me in them and find a little bit of them in me. I’ve lived in the illusion almost as much as I’ve lived outside of it. I have behaved poorly. I have behaved bravely. I have behaved bizarrely, to some. I deny none of this and have no regrets because I’ve lost and found parts of myself that I never knew existed. And I am blessed.”