Hamptons Doc Fest is sharing Fest Favorite documentary films on its website. Director Jacqui Lofaro hopes that during these difficult days, these films will serve as a treat for fans to enjoy.
The first film became available on Wednesday, March 18 — “Penny and Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner,” about the life of Penny Chenery Tweedy, the first lady of horse racing. The documentary is still being offered at no charge, courtesy of Penny’s son and filmmaker John Tweedy, along with the introductory remarks and post-film Q&A with Tweedy and celebrated horse racing sports writer Bill Nack.
You can also find, in tribute to the recent passing of four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, the film “Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life.” The film was directed and produced by Jeff Kaufman, and served as the opening night film at Hamptons Doc Fest in December 2018. This also includes a post-film Q&A led by actor Harris Yulin, with McNally and his husband Tom Kirdahy.
There’s also a Q&A with director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, on the film “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” about the life of the Nobel Prize-winning author.
Visit www.hamptonsdocfest.com to learn more.