Amy Scott discusses HAL

Director Amy Scott discusses Hal

June 21, 2018 A Special Projects Documentary Series Screening

“Believe in cinema,” is the tagline on the poster for Director Amy Scott’s new documentary, Hal.

Set against a backdrop of a rapidly changing America and an even more dramatic shift in filmmaking, Scott's Hal celebrates the life and work of Director Hal Ashby, whose filmography includes the DGA Award-nominated feature Coming Home as well as the Academy Award-winning classics Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There.  Once the toast of “New Hollywood” in the 1970s, Ashby's obsessive genius but uncompromising nature became an archetypal story of art versus industry. Hal premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Documentary Grand Jury Prize.

Following the DGA Special Projects Documentary Series screening in Los Angeles on June 21, Scott sat down with DGA Special Projects Documentary Series Subcommittee Chair Chuck Workman (Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles) to discuss the making of Hal.

Hal is Scott’s directorial debut.

You can listen to Scott's Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find more DGA podcast episodes here.

Pictures

Event photos by Trixie Textor - Print courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories.

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