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‘Very Semi-Serious’ Joins DocFest Online

authorStaff Writer on May 23, 2020

The newest online “Fest Favorite” documentary offering from Hamptons DocFest was the 2015 film “Very Semi-Serious” which was added to the website on Wednesday, May 27.

Directed by Leah Wolchok, the film is an offbeat and humorous behind-the-scenes look at New Yorker Magazine as cartooning hopefuls, like graphic novelist Liana Finck and legends Roz Chast and Mort Gerberg submit their work to Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff.

The film won a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming.

Films still available via the website, most with Q&As from the directors’ appearances at the film festival in previous years, are, “Penny and Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner,” “Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life,” “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” “The Biggest Little Farm,” “Three Identical Strangers,” “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” “Spielberg,” and “Life, Animated.”

Hamptons Doc Fest founder/executive director Jacqui Lofaro notes that anyone wishing to access the films or receive the weekly Wednesday email blast about each week’s added pick should go to the hamptonsdocfest.com website.

“We have some great picks for June, so stay tuned,” she said.

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