'Cinema Verite' premiere
"Cinema Verite" premiere
"Cinema Verite" stars James Gandolfini, left, and Diane Lane, center, join members of the Loud family -- Michelle, Delilah, Pat, Bill, Kevin and Grant -- on the red carpet for HBO's premiere at Paramount Pictures Studios. The Loud family was the subject of the groundbreaking 1973 PBS documentary series "An American Family," which was a precursor to today's reality television. "Cinema Verite" focuses on the behind-the-scenes drama that occurred when the Santa Barbara family allowed cameras into their lives and the consequences of their action.