NYC PREMIERE Musician Jon Batiste was riding high in 2022 with 11 Grammy nominations and a planned event at Carnegie Hall to present a new composition called “American Symphony.” But the year grows more complex when his life partner Suleika Jaouad, a writer and musician, learns that her cancer has returned after a decade in remission. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) follows the couple as they experience the best and worst of what life has to offer.

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Matthew Heineman, and producers Lauren Domino and Joedan Okun. The second screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Matthew Heineman and producer Lauren Domino.

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Director: Matt Heineman
Executive Producer: Barak Moffit, Marc Robinson, Daniel Seliger, Alice Webb, Steve Farneth, David & Nina Fialkow, Gene Gallerano, Jon Batiste, Suleika Jaouad, Ryan Lynn
Producer: Matthew Heineman, Lauren Domino, Joedan Okun
Cinematographer: Tony Hardmon, Matthew Heineman, Thorstein Thielow
Editor: Sammy Dane, Matthew Heineman, Jim Hession, Fernando Villegas
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Year: 2023