Thaw Fest: ‘THE PRODUCERS’ with Alec Baldwin in Q&A

HamptonsFilm is pleased to participate in the fourth annual THAW FEST, a Hamptons-wide monthlong festival to celebrate spring and promote the diverse range of cultural programs and institutions that make Eastern Long Island unique.

On March 25, HamptonsFilm presented a conversation between HamptonsFilm Board Member Alec Baldwin and Artistic Director David Nugent about Mel Brooks’ classic slapstick comedy THE PRODUCERS (1967), for which Brooks won his only Oscar® (for Best Original Screenplay).

“This is one of the funniest movies ever made.” — Roger Ebert

You are invited to revisit—or, if you’re lucky, watch for the first time!—this debut feature from one of the most hilarious writer/director/comedians of his generation or any other.

We encourage you to watch the film before you watch what is certain to be a lively conversation that will make you see this classic film in a whole new light.

THE PRODUCERS is available to stream on HBOMax or to rent via Amazon Prime.

Directed by Mel Brooks
(USA, 1967, 88 minutes)

Down and out producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel), who was once the toast of Broadway, trades sexual favors with old ladies for cash contributions. Max’s new accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), offhandedly muses that if Max found investors for a new production that turned into a flop, he could legally keep all the extra money. The duo begins to put together the worst play possible, titled “Springtime for Hitler,” with a terrible director and a hippie-freak star.

Also starring Lee Meredith, Dick Shawn and Kenneth Mars.

Check out the entire THAW FEST lineup!