‘Author: The JT Leroy Story’ Screens at SummerDocs July 9

Over eight years, HIFF’s SummerDocs series has become one of  HIFF’s signature events. Don’t miss our first documentary of the summer, featuring a story that proves truth is indeed stranger than fiction.  AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY Saturday, July 9, 7:00 pm Tickets New York magazine’s October 2005 issue sent shockwaves through the literary world when it unmasked “it boy” […]

SummerDocs 2016 to Screen ‘Author,’ ‘Betting on Zero,’ ‘A Perfect Candidate’

Over the past eight years, HIFF’s SummerDocs series—showcasing the most anticipated documentaries—has become one of  HIFF’s signature events. Check out the three exciting films that will screen in July and August! “Now in its eighth year, the SummerDocs series has become one of the most anticipated and respected film events in the New York and Hamptons summer […]

Save the Dates for 2016 SummerDocs!

Over the past eight years, the SummerDocs series—showcasing the most anticipated documentaries—has become one of  HIFF’s signature events. Don’t miss this year’s lineup! Following each screening at Guild Hall, the director and/or subject(s) of the film will participate in a lively and engaging Q&A. HIFF Co-Chair Alec Baldwin co-curates the series with HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. For 2016’s 8th […]

VIDEO: ‘Keep On Keepin’ On’ Q&A with Al Hicks, Alec Baldwin & David Nugent

This past Friday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season continued with Keep On Keepin’ On, a moving portrait of the unlikely friendship between two jazz musicians: 90-year-old Clark Terry, who has played trumpet with the masters (Duke Ellington, Count Basie), and Justin Kauflin, a 23-year-old blind piano player with dreams as big as his talent. Directed by first-time Australian […]

Video: ‘Life Itself’ Q&A with Chaz Ebert, Alec Baldwin & Others

This past Saturday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season kicked off with the poignant, charming and altogether lovely film called Life Itself. Directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Life Itself chronicles the life and times of the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away in April of 2013. Amazingly, Ebert’s decade-plus bout with cancer […]