The Fifties were America’s age of paranoia. Bomb shelters were a deluxe feature in every American home, educational reels promised an imminent nuclear threat from across the Atlantic, and Hollywood hung on the brink of collapse. It was during this period that a mild-mannered, civil engineer’s son would become the most influential force in modern moviemaking. Corman’s World is a documentary about the triumphant rise of Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, the true godfather of independent filmmaking. Featuring interviews with Martin Scorcese and Robert DeNiro.