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

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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 […]

August SummerDocs Selections Announced: ‘Last Days of Vietnam’ and ‘The Overnighters’

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The final two selections for the 6th Annual SummerDocs series have been announced: Rory Kennedy‘s Last Days in Vietnam and The Overnighters, directed by Jesse Moss. Each screening will be followed by the respective filmmakers in conversation with series presenter Alec Baldwin. “Rory Kennedy and Jesse Moss are both filmmakers whose work we’ve had the privilege of screening […]

Next at SummerDocs: Keep on Keepin’ On

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Now that the 2014 SummerDocs season is off to terrific start*,  let’s keep the ball rolling with our second screening, set for Friday, July 25, at Guild Hall of East Hampton. The award-winning Keep On Keepin’ On will amaze, entertain and inspire you, followed by SummerDocs host Alec Baldwin in conversation with Australian director Al Hicks. Baldwin explains, “Al Hicks’ Keep On Keepin’ […]

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

David Nugent, Matt Zoller Seitz, Chaz Ebert and Alec Baldwin in Q&A following HIFF SummerDocs screening of 'Life Itself.' Photo: Eugene Gologursky

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 […]

Slideshow: HIFF SummerDocs Kicks off With ‘Life Itself’

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Photos from the HIFF 2014 SummerDocs screening of Life Itself at Guild Hall of East Hampton on June 21, 2014.