Panels and Events
A Conversation With...
60 min
During his distinguished career spanning seven decades, musician Paul Simon has produced an unparalleled body of work, including timeless masterpieces such as "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Sounds of Silence," and "Graceland." Venerated as one of the greatest songwriters of all time and “popular music’s premier poet...
World Cinema Documentary
103 min
American Symphony. Jon Batiste in American Symphony. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 (…)
Directed By Matthew Heineman
Documentary Short
Short Films
18 min
Discover the origins of the hand games that young Black girls have played for generations, and their influence on music, dance, and community across the American creative…
Directed By Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster
Documentary Feature
209 min
New York Premiere
This definitive portrait of Paul Simon follows the Grammy Award®-winning musical artist inside the studio as he makes his new album ''Seven Psalms,'' while also looking back on his unparalleled six-decade career. Six-time HIFF alum and Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, CITIZEN K, CRAZY NOT INSANE)…
Directed By Alex Gibney
Narrative Feature
Closing Night
127 min
Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper takes up the complicated life of legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein (Cooper), digging beyond his musical brilliance to tenderly chronicle his lifelong relationship with Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Academy Award nominee® Carey Mulligan).
Directed By Bradley Cooper
Documentary Feature
World Cinema Documentary
95 min
For generations of New Yorkers, no three words evoke iconic live music like 'Ron Delsener Presents'—the words that preceded the name of every major act playing New York, from the Beatles at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium to David Bowie at Carnegie Hall and Patti Smith at the Palladium. Director Jake Sumner pulls back the curtain…
Directed By Jake Sumner