Screening: Monday, May 7, 2018, 9:45pm
Directed by Amy Scott
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Synopsis: Hal is a long-overdue feature length documentary film celebrating the life and work of director Hal Ashby, set against a backdrop of a rapidly changing America, and an even more dramatic shift in filmmaking. While Ashby was once the toast of “New Hollywood” his rise and fall became an archetypal story of art versus industry.
“A stellar profile of the great filmmaker that is as radical and obsessive as its subject.” – Steve Prokopy, SlashFilm
“A most welcome reassessment of one of the most important figures in 1970s Hollywood.” – Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter