By James Edward Sved on May 10, 2013
SAG HARBOR, NY (Herald de Paris) — ¬†The Sag Harbor documentary film community kicked off the 2013 summer season with a warm-up for their 6th annual TAKE TWO Documentary Film Festival 2013 (December 6, 7,& 8), with a showing, tonight, of two documantary films by New York producer, director, and cinematographer, Roger Sherman.
The first film was the New York premiere of Sherman’s recent film, Zapruder and Stolley, a riveting 30-minute short subject documentary on LIFE Magazine bureau chief Richard Stolley. ¬†Sherman captured Stolley describing, for the first time, the entire events that unfolded when he raced to Dallas on November 22, 1963 to obtain the rights to Abraham Zapruder’s famous 26.6 second 8mm film of the assasination of President John F. Kennedy.
The second Sherman film, an Emmy Award-winning earlier production, was the first definitive portrait Artist Alexander Calder, the inventor of the mobile. ¬†The Calder film offered a lovely insight into Calder’s life in and out of the art world, and , and beautifully captured the artists’ character, which shined through in his body of work.
The screenings took place in front of a packed house at Sag Harbor’s well-known Bay Street Theatre, with Mr. Sherman in attendance.