Kicking off its theatrical release by closing out the season of NYC’s Stranger Than Fiction series today, Wednesday, June 25: THE PLEASURES OF BEING OUT OF STEP
David L Lewis’ profile of an influential music critic made its debut at Full Frame last year. It went on to screen at DOC NYC, where it won the Metropolis competition, New Orleans, IFF Boston, DocuWest, Palm Beach, St Louis, and Annapolis.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
A pioneer in music criticism, Nat Hentoff has spent more than six decades championing jazz in the pages of the Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, Down Beat, and numerous other publications. Mirroring music’s free flow, he has also been an outspoken civil libertarian and free speech advocate, often taking principled, and idiosyncratic, positions that don’t always sit well with his readership. Director David L. Lewis’ profile reveals a singular figure who happily upends expectations in his pursuit of free expression.