Hamptons 2021: Documentary Overview

Festival:
The 29th Hamptons International Film Festival

Dates:
October 7-13

About:
Nearly half of the 40+ features screening at this Long Island event are nonfiction, including several premieres such as the selections below.

Among the offerings:

THE ART OF MAKING IT
Director: Kelcey Edwards
Against the backdrop of a culture in crisis, a profile of young artists at defining moments in their careers, and of the systems intended to nurture these up-and-coming creative talents but which ultimately may be failing them instead.

BILL MAULDIN: “IF IT’S BIG, HIT IT”
Director: Don Argott, Sheena M Joyce
During his long and storied career, famed political cartoonist Bill Mauldin consistently questioned the privilege he witnessed in American politics, and used his artistry and wit to provide commentary on the world, earning two Pulitzer Prizes in the process.

THE FIRST WAVE
Director: Matthew Heineman
With exclusive access to one of New York’s hardest-hit hospital systems, a spotlight on the everyday heroes at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic as they come together to fight one of the greatest threats the world has ever encountered. 

FOUND
Director: Amanda Lipitz
Three American teenage girls, each adopted from China, come across a life-changing discovery after a commercial DNA service informs them that they are cousins. 

THE LAST HORNS OF AFRICA
Director: Garth de Bruno Austin
An unprecedented, insider look at rhinoceros poaching in South Africa.

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