SummerDocs: ‘Icarus’ at Guild Hall, August 26, 7pm

SummerDocs host (and HIFF Co-Chair) Alec Baldwin is back for the ninth year to present new and groundbreaking documentary filmmaking and thought-provoking stories to the East End.

On August 26, SummerDocs will round out the 2017 series with ICARUS, which uncovers the scope and unimaginable breadth of the Russian illegal doping scandal. Join us on Saturday, August 26, at 7pm at Guild Hall of East Hampton.

Followed by Alec Baldwin and HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent in conversation with the film’s director, Bryan Fogel.

You are also invited to join HIFF for a pre-screening reception in East Hampton. Tickets to the reception and/or to the reception and screening are available here. Tickets to the screening at Guild Hall only are available via Guild Hall.

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Director: Bryan Fogel
Saturday, August 26 | 7:00PM
Guild Hall of East Hampton
Tickets to the Screening
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The ruthless worlds of international sports and politics rarely collide as spectacularly on screen as they do in Bryan Fogel’s thriller, which is sure to set off convulsions of controversy.

While investigating the furtive world of illegal doping in sports, Fogel connects with renegade Russian Scientist Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov—a pillar of his country’s “anti-doping” program. Over dozens of Skype calls, urine samples, and badly administered hormone injections, Fogel and Rodchenkov grow closer, despite shocking allegations that place Rodchenkov at the center of Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program. When the truth is more complex than imagined, and accusations of illegalities run to Russia’s highest chains of command, the two realize they hold the power to reveal the biggest international sports scandal in living memory.

Exemplifying the special bond between filmmaker and subject, this is a vital portrait of the sacrifice some people will make to stand up for truth. ICARUS places you at the heart of an international game of cat and mouse, where a miscalculation can cost you your life.

In conversation: director Bryan Fogel