Shira Lazar is back on the red carpet for Thursday night’s premiere of Brando, a documentary that pays tribute to the acting great with never-before-seen footage of the legendary actor, as well as interviews with actors and directors whom he inspired. Producers Leslie Greif and Mimi Friedman speak with Shira about the gorgeous film that brought out a star-studded audience, including Patricia Clarkson and John Turturro.
First-time filmmakers are also in the spotlight in this video. Shira sits down with former sportscaster and first-time filmmaker John Frankel, director of the gritty documentary Hellfighters. The film follows the Hellfighters, Harlem’s only high school football team, as they struggle to find the money and resources that they need to play. Hellfighters premieres at the festival on April 27, at 9pm.