Press Club partners with Hamptons Doc Fest to show ‘Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists’

Hamptons Doc Fest will partner with the Press Club of Long Island for a Sunday, May 5, 5 p.m. screening of “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists” (2018, 106 min.), an HBO documentary film directed by Jonathan Alter, John Block and Steve McCarthy.


Photo courtesy of HBO Films.
Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, from “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists.”  

The film follows the intersecting lives, triumphs and tragedies, and five-decade careers of these two brilliant, gritty and controversial New York City newspaper columnists—Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill—in the great era of print journalism, writing for the New York Herald Tribune, Daily News, New York Post and Newsday. It draws directly from rare archival footage, family archives, and interviews with both columnists as well as major figures on the New York and national scene.

It also follows them to the Hamptons, as they retreat to rented seashore homes to find the peace and quiet to write their novels.

Present for the Q&A will be the film’s co-director and director of cinematography Steve McCarthy, and Jimmy Breslin’s son Patrick Breslin, in a conversation with Brendan O’Reilly, a board member of the Press Club of Long Island and the features editor of The Southampton Press and The East Hampton Press.

Tickets are $10 at,, or at the Southampton Arts Center door.


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