The Hamptons Film Festival Announces ALAN PAKULA: GOING FOR TRUTH


The Hamptons Film Festival has announced ALAN PAKULA:  GOING FOR TRUTH, a remarkable new documentary about master filmmaker, Alan Pakula, a longtime beloved resident of the Hamptons, who died tragically in a car accident on the LIE in 1999.   The film will have it’s world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival (October 10-14) followed by several screenings in NYC and LA.  Theatrical release is November 8, 2019.

Directed by Matthew Miele, this is the first fully-authorized documentary on the life of Alan Pakula, the revered director of some of the most iconic films of the 20th century including To Kill A Mockingbird, All the President’s Men, Sophie’s Choice, Klute, The Pelican Brief and many others.

The film features some of the biggest names in cinema including Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Dustin Hoffman, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Kline, Candice Bergen, Alan Alda, Christopher Plummer, Brian Dennehy, Alec Baldwin, and Steven Soderbergh as well as Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Tom Brokaw and many other notables. Additionally, Pakula’s widow Hannah and his stepchildren round out the stellar list of former cast, crew, family and friends who all weigh in on the complex man at the heart of so many provocative works.

Miele delivers a deeply intimate, emotional and at times heartbreaking portrait of the director who died tragically on the Long Island Expressway in 1998. This film is a clear testament to the impact of Alan Pakula’s work which has never been given the proper spotlight, until now. Over the years, Alan Pakula’s films have become timeless, some even prescient, startlingly enduring masterpieces which  remain relevant to this day.

Miele is the director and producer of critically acclaimed and internationally renowned documentaries including “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s” (2013), “Crazy About Tiffanys” (2016), “Always at the Carlyle” (2018) and “Harry Benson: Shoot First” (2016) about legendary lensman Harry Benson.

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