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One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & The Lost American Film is the story of maverick film director Peter Bogdanovich’s love for both the late Dorothy Stratten and his “lost” film They All Laughed. Murdered by her estranged husband as Bogdanovich was editing They All Laughed, One Day Since Yesterday summons up the romance, heartbreak and devotion present as Bogdanovich bought his film back from the studio when they studio threatened to shelve it, and his efforts to distribute it himself, almost to his own ruin. A real life love story of passion and belief in the power of art. One Day Since Yesterday is an homage to the lost era of the 70s American Auteur, staking a claim for They All Laughed as the last great film of that time.

Through the story of Peter’s journey with They All Laughed, One Day Since Yesterday explores all of Bogdanovich’s career (The Last Picture Show, Saint Jack, What’s Up Doc, Paper Moon), and his challenges to see his personal vision vindicated in an era unsympathetic to the bold and unique visions he risked it all on. It’s the story of a lost film, which played The Venice Film Festival in 1981, unavailable in any medium for years and it’s triumphant re-appreciation, championed by filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, and of the sweet, makeshift family that’s sprung up around They All Laughed’s tragedies — bonds still strong even 30 years later. One Day Since Yesterday is a wistful valentine to art, love, loss, redemption and the power of cinema.

For me, the story of Peter Bogdanovich’s devotion to his film They All Laughed and to the late Dorothy Stratten is one of the most beautiful stories in all of cinema. Bogdanovich loves women and movies, and combined both perfectly in They All Laughed, only to have the woman he loved most stolen by a madman — and the film he loved most, lost to him — before a return to form and redemption for both his great film and his staggering talent.

I wanted to make a film about the way we remember things — and the transient nature of the past and how we remember it using slides, postcards, pieces of film and photos — as well an homage to the love of film itself. In a way, Peter is tied to his movie. And good directors are tied to their films, like an Aborigine is tied to the earth. So my mission was to make a film to remind an audience that even when things are thought to be forgotten — where there’s Art and True Love, things can’t be truly lost.


Peter Bogdanovich is an American film historian, director, writer, actor and producer. He was part of the wave of “New Hollywood” directors, and his films include The Last Picture Show, What’s Up Doc? Paper Moon, At Long Last Love, Nickelodeon, Mask, Texasville, Noises Off, The Thing Called Love, The Cat’s Meow, She’s Funny That Way, and of course, They All Laughed. Bogdanovich has published over twelve books on various aspects of film and filmmaking, including “Who The Devil Made It”, “Who The Hell’s in It”, and “Pieces of Time” and has acted in projects like “The Sopranos”, “Pasadena” and “Mr. Jealousy” and continues to act, write and direct.




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“Haunting and bittersweet. Bogdanovich bravely lays his soul bare in this remarkable film”

Cinema Retro Magazine

“Meticulous in detail, and one of the finest movie-about-the-movie ever conceived, it engenders a new appreciation for this American Dreamer, and the fact that no one gets out of here alive. A Must See!”

Peter McD -

“ONE DAY SINCE YESTERDAY celebrates Bogdanovich’s talent, and humanizes him as a man.  The film is fun, sad, well paced – ONE DAY SINCE YESTERDAY is one of the finest film documentaries I’ve ever seen”

Paul Rowlands - Money into Light

“A Small Masterpiece. A Highlight of the Vienna Film Festival.”

Susan Vahabzadeh, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany

“The fascinating story of this uncommonly emotional picture, and its fallout. Teck tells this story well, and Bogdanovich remains one of our best storytellers”

Jason Bailey, Flavorwire

“There’s a real arc to this film. The result is a satisfying and heartbreaking whole that all cinephiles should seek out as soon as possible.”

Craig Duffy, The Cinematic Life

“An Intimate Look at a Certain Golden Period in the filmmakers career.”

Peter - Furious Cinema

“Terrific! Bill Teck’s terrific documentary on Peter Bogdanovich pivots a detailed account of the director’s professional on the tragedy which occurred while shooting They All Laughed. As impassioned as it is insightful.”

Rory O'Conner

“Affectionate and Affecting”

Guy Lodge, Variety