BRESLIN AND HAMILL: DEADLINE ARTISTS
Sun, 5/5, 5:00pm, 108 min
Co-presented with Press Club of Long Island
Q&A with co-director Steve McCarthy, Patrick Breslin, Dennis Hamill and Brendan J. O’Reilly, Press Club of Long Island.
DIRECTORS: Jonathon Alter, Steven McCarthy, John Brock
PRODUCERS: Jonathon Alter, John Brock
EDITORS: Geof Bartz, ACE and Angela Gandini
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Steve McCarthy
The film follows the intersecting lives, triumphs and tragedies, and five-decade careers of these two brilliant, gritty and controversial New York City newspaper columnists in the great era of print journalism, writing for the New York Herald Tribune, Daily News, New York Post and Newsday. It draws directly from rare archival footage, family archives, and interviews with both columnists as well as major figures on the New York and national scene. It also follows them to the Hamptons, as they retreat to rented seashore homes to find the peace and quiet to write their novels. (108 mins)
Q&A with the film’s co-director and director of cinematography Steven McCarthy, in conversation with Brendan O’Reilly, a Board member of the Press Club of Long Island and the Press News Group’s features editor for the Southampton and East Hampton Press.