NYWIFT Co-Presents “Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy” at Hamptons Doc Fest

Join NYWIFT at the 2022 Hamptons Doc Fest on Saturday, December 3rd at 4pm ET for a co-presentation of the film Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy, followed by a Q&A with NYWIFT members Director Nancy Buirski and Producer Susan Margolin.

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 4pm ET
Location: Sag Harbor Cinema, 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY
Ticket Price: $15 
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About the Film

Director: Nancy Buirski
Producers: Nancy Buirski, Simon Kilmurry, Susan Margolin
Editor: Anthony Ripoli
Rex Miller

This is not a documentary about the making of Midnight Cowboy. It is about New York in a troubled era of cultural upheaval. The 1969 movie tells the story of two homeless loners brilliantly played by Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman, who join forces out of desperation and struggle to survive. Midnight Cowboy  is set in a New York besieged by economic collapse in the midst of black, gay and women’s liberation movements. This documentary looks at why this unique movie resonates so powerfully more than fifty years later. Midnight Cowboy  is the first X-rated film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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Hamptons Doc Fest now in its 15th year, is a nonprofit organization founded by filmmakers to champion and celebrate the rich, diverse and challenging world of non-fiction film. We recognize and honor documentary films and filmmakers who deserve a closer look.

The Hamptons Doc Fest is from December 1-6, 2022 in Sag Harbor, New York.

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December 3 @ 4:00pm
4:00 pm — 5:45 pm (1h 45′)

Sag Harbor Cinema
90 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963


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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.