Distribution and Two New Festivals

First Run FeaturesWe are thrilled to announce that “Vince Giordano–There’s a Future in the Past” has been signed for distribution by the venerable indie distributor First Run Features. First Run will handle theatrical, broadcast, educational/non-theatrical, home video, and streaming for the film throughout North America. Stay tuned for details on our bookings.


And, California, here we come, for the Carmel International Film Festival, October 19-23, 2016. We’d love to see our West Coast friends there, in the land of the Monterey Jazz Festival and the home of Doris Day.




After Carmel, CA we head to the Midwest for the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, October 20-30, 2016, where we look forward to a side trip to Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Foundation archive in Carmel, IN. Here’s what Michael had to say about “There’s a Future in the Past:”

The beautiful musical life of Vince Giordano is an inspirational story, brimming with dazzling performances by his band of virtuoso players and filled with atmosphere, drama and joy. His story is a metaphor for all of us who simply must follow our muse, consequences be damned, because there is no other choice. We are the lucky recipients of his magnificent obsession. It’s a remarkable film.

Coming to a Theater Near You

After a packed, multi-ovation New York premiere at the 92Y on July 10, filled with a Who’s Who of the city’s music world, the film begins a regional tour of cinemas in Upstate New York, Westchester, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.  The first stop is Sunday, July 24th at 2 PM at Upstate Films Woodstock, where the filmmakers and Vince Giordano himself will be in attendance. Future screenings are being scheduled across the country. Click on the Screenings tab on our main menu to see the complete list with dates, times, and locations.  And if you’d like to book the film at your own local cinema, contact dave@hudsonwest.org or amber@hudsonwest.org.

Meanwhile, here’s some of the terrific press the 92Y received in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, and the New York Post.

NY Premiere of “There’s a Future in the Past” July 10

The 92nd Street Y will present the New York premiere of “Vince Giordano—There’s a Future in the Past” as a Special Event in their popular Jazz in July series on Sunday, July 10 at 6 PM. The 90-minute feature documentary will begin at 6 PM, followed by an intermission. Then, Jazz in July Artistic Director Bill Charlap will be joined in conversation by Vince Giordano and filmmakers Dave Davidson and Amber Edwards; after which Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks will play a live set. Tickets start at $40 and are available online at the 92nd Street Y Box Office or by phone at 212 415 5500.