For the week of August 5 and continuing, Hamptons Doc Fest founder/executive director Jacqui Lofaro has added a new documentary, “The Fight,” to the hamptonsdocfest website.
The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where it won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking, and was just released on July 31 by Magnolia Pictures.
Directed by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman and Eli Despres, “The Fight” (96 min., 2020) provides an inspiring, inside look at the important legal battles that lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are facing during the Trump administration in areas such as immigrant rights, abortion rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.
Immediately following the film will be a pre-recorded discussion between African American actress/director Kerry Washington and the four ACLU lawyers — Brigitte Amiri, Lee Gelernt, Dale Ho and Chase Strangio — featured in the film. Also available will be access to a Q&A with the filmmakers and lawyers, moderated by Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post, that was archived from the live interview on August 2.
Other films also still available through the Hamptons Doc Fest website, most with Q&As from the directors’ appearances at the Hamptons Doc Fest film festival in previous years, are “Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life,” “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” “The Biggest Little Farm,” “Three Identical Strangers,” “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” “Spielberg,” “Life, Animated,” “Very Semi-Serious,” “Free Solo,” “To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor,” “Marvin Booker Was Murdered,” the new first-run documentary “Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint,” “Dads,” “Pick of the Litter,” “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” the new first-run documentaries “John Lewis: Good Trouble” and “Spaceship Earth,” “A Moment in Time: Hamptons Artists,” and last week’s offering, “What Happened, Miss Simone?”