Screening of "Breslin and Hamill, Deadline Artists" and Q & A with Jonathan...

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Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists explores the famed writers' intersecting lives and careers while celebrating New York’s grit and charm during the last great era of print journalism.

Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill’s brilliant, honest and courageous writing defined New York City journalism. For five decades, these colorful columnists and longtime friends spoke for ordinary people and brought passion, wit and literary merit to their reporting on their city and nation. Their writings probed issues of race, class and the practice of journalism that resonate powerfully today.

The film draws on rare archival footage, family archives and interviews with Hamill and Breslin (who died in 2017). Offering insights are cultural figures, journalists, editors and those who knew them best, including: members of the Breslin and Hamill families, Tom Wolfe, Guy Talese, Gail Collins, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Colin Quinn, Robert De Niro, Shirley MacLaine, Andrew Cuomo, Shane Smith, James Duff, Earl Caldwell, Richard Esposito, Mike Lupica, Sam Roberts, Charlie Carillo, Robert Krulwich and Garry Trudeau. Michael Rispoli (The Deuce) voices passages written by Breslin, while Hamill reads his own work.

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Jonathan Alter is an award-winning author, reporter, columnist, radio host and television producer and analyst. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: “The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies”(2013), “The Promise: President Obama, Year One” (2010) and “The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope (2006), also one of the Times’ “Notable Books” of the year. Since 1996, Alter has been an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. His forthcoming biography of Jimmy Carter is due out momentarily.


Paul Savage is the former director of photography at the Trenton Times. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Sports Illustrated. Retired from print journalism, Savage now teaches U.S. History at the Academy for Information Technology.




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