Spotlight & Gala Events

 Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise    Photo:   © Chester Higgins

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise    Photo:  ©Chester Higgins


American Masters Tribute

The spotlight program will proudly celebrate the 30 year Anniversary of American Masters
Friday, December 2, 2016

8:00pm - Cocktails & Awards to Michael Kantor & Susan Lacy
8:30pm - Film screening “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”
10:30pm - Q/A with filmmakers Bob Hercules & Rita Coburn Whack

Join us in honoring 3 decades of continuous and cherished programs from American Masters. Share in our awards to Michael Kantor, Executive Producer of American Masters, and to its creator, Susan Lacy. We will screen the new film from American Masters Pictures, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” followed by a conversation with filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack. Don’t miss this special evening.

Tickets $25 on sale November 1st

 Michael Kantor

Michael Kantor

 Susan Lacy

Susan Lacy


Gala Honors Alex Gibney

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney to receive the 2016 Career Achievement Award at HT2FF GALA
Saturday, December 3, 2016

7:00pm - Cocktail Buffet Reception
8:00pm - Career Achievement Award to Alex Gibney
8:30pm - Film screening "Zero Days"
10:30pm - Q/A with Alex Gibney & Ron Simon, The Paley Center for Media

Director Alex Gibney has been called “the most important documentarian of our time” by Esquire Magazine and “one of America’s most successful and prolific documentary filmmakers” by The New York Times. He has directed 28 documentaries in the last 11 years, while producing or executive producing many more. Add to that five Emmys, several Peabody Awards, a Grammy, the DuPont-Columbia Award, The Writers Guild Award and the Independent Spirit Award and you have an idea of how intensely and successfully he has worked to create an impactful documentary genre. 

Tickets $50 on sale November 1st


FULL 2016 PROGRAM & online ticket sales coming November 1