Despite its release under the Lynch/Frost banner, this feature-length documentary on the founder of Playboy
magazine, on its surface at least, is a surprisingly tame affair that seems to gloss over the controversies and turmoil surrounding its subject. A closer look, however, reveals that
HUGH HEFNER: ONCE UPON A TIME works in mysterious ways.
Expanded from a segment of David Lynch and Mark Frost's failed documentary series for the Fox network, "American Chronicles," HUGH HEFNER: ONCE UPON A TIME maintains an almost obsessive focus on its subject whose story, for better or worse, has become part of American lore. A struggling copywriter
and failed cartoo...