NHdocs: the New Haven Documentary Film Festival 2021

Where are you, Jay Bennett?

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NHdocs proudly presents a very limited Pay-Per-View event, with a LIVE zoom Q&A with directors Gorman Bechard & Fred Uhter together in Chicago, answering your questions, immediately following the screening. The Q&A begins at 11:30 PM Eastern time (10:30 PM Central time). All ticket holders will receive a private zoom link for the Q&A. Or you can click ere to join the A&Q LIVE at 11:30 PM eastern: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83501024892 

Please Note: Where are you, Jay Bennett? will be available to watch between 9:00 p.m. and 11:59p.m. (Eastern time) on Saturday, January 8th, 2022. You have to view the film during that window of time. Please adjust times for your specific time zone, i.e. if you're in the Central Time Zone, the window is between 8:00 p.m. and 10:59 p.m., etc.) Thank you!

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Where are you, Jay Bennett? is a feature-length film on Jay Bennett, a legendary musician, who as a member of Wilco, was a large part of the genius behind their three seminal albums (Being There, Summerteeth, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot -- he co-wrote most of Summerteeth and YHF with Jeff Tweedy) as well as the Mermaid Avenue/Woody Guthrie sessions with Billy Bragg, and who went on to a critically acclaimed solo career, before dying tragically at the age of 45.

Directors' Bios:

Gorman Bechard has directed and written 18 feature films including rock documentaries on The Replacements, Grant Hart, Archers of Loaf, Lydia Loveless, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, and now Wilco's Jay Bennett.  He has also directed the animal-rights films A Dog Named Gucci (which won the prestigious and rarely awarded ASPCA Media Excellence Award in 2015) and Seniors A Dogumentary, and most recently Pizza, A Love Story, a film on the Italian migration to New Haven, Connecticut that lead to the 3 most famous pizza restaurants in the world. He has also written 5 novels including the religious satire, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told.  He is the Executive Director/Programmer of NHdocs: the New Haven Documentary Film Festival.  He lives in New Haven, CT with his wife Kristine and their two dogs, Springsteen and Dylan.

Fred Uhter has directed and produced documentaries including Drive Somewhere, the Saga of the Vulgar Boatmen. He has also created music videos, short form documentaries and industrials. Fred will be releasing the full length docs on Michael McDermott, the Notations and Hip To Your Game, a documentary series on Chicago Soul music in 2021-22

  • Year
  • Runtime
    103 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Gorman Bechard & Fred Uhter
  • Screenwriter
    Gorman Bechard
  • Producer
    Fred Uhter & Gorman bechard
  • Editor
    Gorman Bechard & Chloe Barczak
  • Animator
    Edwin Gendron