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EXCLUSIVE Trailer: DocNYC Winner 'The Pleasures of Being Out of Step,' on Jazz Writer Nat Hentoff

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 1, 2014 at 3:08PM

TOH! has scored a trailer exclusive to David L. Lewis's DocNYC Grand Jury prize winner "The Pleasures of Being Out of Step." The film centers on legendary jazz writer and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff, who's now 88.
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'The Pleasures of Being Out of Step'
'The Pleasures of Being Out of Step'

TOH! has scored a trailer exclusive to David L. Lewis's DocNYC Grand Jury prize winner "The Pleasures of Being Out of Step." The film centers on legendary jazz writer and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff, who's now 88.

"Pleasures" opens on June 25 at the IFC Center in New York, via First Run Features. Here's the official synopsis:

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step profiles legendary jazz writer and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff, whose career tracks the  greatest cultural and political movements of the last 65 years. Powerfully narrated by actor Andre  Braugher, the film is about an idea as well as a man – the idea of free expression as the defining  characteristic of the individual.

The doc is Lewis's feature film debut.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.