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Live From New York

Director: Bao Nguyen Run Time: 82 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2015

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, Chevy Chase, Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Tom Brokaw

Nitehawk Cinema & Tribeca Film Institute Summer Documentary Series begins with a presentation of LIVE FROM NEW YORK, the film that opened the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

Q&A following the screening with Director Bao Nguyen and Producers JL Pomeroy and Tom Broecker, moderated by Alex Hannibal (Manager of Documentary Programming, Tribeca Film Institute). Introduction by Caryn Coleman, Senior Film Programmer, Nitehawk Cinema.

A New York institution and comedy powerhouse, “Saturday Night Live” has been reflecting and influencing life in the United States for 40 years. “Live From New York!” Saturday Night Live has been reflecting and influencing the American Story for 40 years. Live From New York! explores the show’s early years, an experiment from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. The film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades of American politics, media, tragedy, and popular culture with an irreverent edge. goes deep inside this cultural phenomenon exploring the laughter that pulses through American politics, tragedy and popular culture. Archival footage is interwoven with stolen moments and exclusive commentary from SNL legends, journalists, hosts, musical guests, crew and others influenced by the comedy giant.

Live From New York! captures what has enabled SNL to continually refresh itself over nearly 800 episodes and keep America laughing for 40 years.

Part of the 2015 Nitehawk Cinema and Tribeca Film Institute Summer Documentary Series. Visit the film page for LIVE FROM NEW YORK.