HamptonsFilm is pleased to continue to curate the hit screening series NOW SHOWING, featuring acclaimed first-run, art house, independent, and world cinema available to screen in the privacy of your own home.

This week, we invite you to experience the new documentary HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING, which dives deep into the music, humanity and altruism of one of New York’s most beloved singer-songwriters. Followed by an exclusive Q&A with the filmmakers from the film’s World Premiere at HIFF28!


Directed by Rick Korn
(2020, USA
, 93 minutes)
Available January 15-22, 2021

“An uplifting tribute to an impressive human being.” — The Los Angeles Times

Harry Chapin, the award-winning songwriter behind beloved hits such as ‘Cats in the Cradle’ and ‘Taxi,’ defined his life through storytelling and humanitarian work. In this deeply moving portrait, documentarian Rick Korn chronicles the Long Island icon’s extraordinary journey—from his rise to fame to his tragic, untimely death.

Through intimate archival footage and interviews with his famous friends and fans—including Billy Joel, Pete Seeger, Pat Benatar, Bruce Springsteen, and many more—HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING celebrates the legacy of an artist and activist who tirelessly dedicated himself to others, and offers an inspiring call to follow in his footsteps.

Followed by an exclusive Q&A from the World Premiere at HIFF28, with director Rick Korn, Harry Chapin’s son Jason Chapin, and producer S. A. Baron.

HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING is available in the HamptonsFilm Virtual Screening Room:

  • Click here to purchase a ticket. Members will receive a discount when they log into Elevent. Not a member? Join today!
  • The film will become available Friday, January 15. You can watch at any time through Friday, January 22, at 11:59pm.
  • Once you purchase a ticket, you will receive an email* with a one-step clickthrough link and a voucher code to enter into the HamptonsFilm Virtual Cinema platform or in the HamptonsFilm app on your AppleTV or Roku device. If you have logged in before as a passholder, you will have to log out to reach the screen to enter a voucher code. (*Be sure to check your spam folder.)
  • Have questions? Check out these step-by-step instructions. (Note: this is the same process you may have gone through during the Film Festival in October.)
  • If, after you read through the detailed instructions, you still have questions, email Our office hours are weekdays 10am to 5pm.

This week’s Now Showing screening benefits HamptonsFilm and the distributor, Greenwich Entertainment. Follow us @HamptonsFilm on social media for future releases.