¸We are honored to be part of AARP’s April 2021 Movies for Grownups program. Each month AARP screens four films. Gatsby in Connecticut will be featured in the same month as Best Picture Oscar winner Parasite

 

For those trying to find Gatsby in Connecticut on Amazon Prime in the US & Canada, we were recently taken down despite great reviews and over 85,000 people watching it there. Robert Steven Williams, the director of Gatsby in Connecticut was asked by the International Documentary Association to write a piece about what had happened for the entire independent filmmaker community, apparently thousands of films were taken down by Amazon, who have opted to change their policy toward independent film. You can read the entire piece HERE. 

Gatsby in Connecticut is still available on a variety of digital platforms and cable outlets, and you can find them below. The distributor for the film is working on a US broadcast deal now, as well as deals for a many countries, and as soon as we know more, we’ll announce it. 

iTunes: https://bit.ly/GatsbyinCT

Google Play:  https://bit.ly/3hOhso3

Vudu: https://bit.ly/31PAdBY

FandangoNow: https://bit.ly/3bed8fg

Vimeo: https://bit.ly/2QIZUxt

Microsoft Xbox: https://bit.ly/2QLRXYA

Youtube: https://bit.ly/3hPOdRs

Hoopla: https://bit.ly/2EULCr7

 
Also available on all the below cable providers:

 US CABLE PROVIDERS:

Dish

DirecTV

Comcast

Spectrum

Charter

Cox

Verizon Fios

Frontier

Suddenlink

Mediacom

Century Link

Google Fiber

+200 smaller affiliates

 

CANADIAN CABLE PROVIDERS:

Rogers

Shaw

Telus

 

DVD Retailers:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3jB6H92

Oldies.comhttps://bit.ly/32K4Fwy

FYE: https://bit.ly/3hNDtmV

DVD will also be available shortly at: Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Barnes & Noble

 

Series Scholars Include:

  • Professor James West, Penn State University
  • Professor Maureen Corrigan, Georgetown University 
  • Professor Martina Mastandrea, Hemingway Museum, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
  • Professor Kirk Curnutt, Troy University
  • Professor Walter Raubicheck, Pace University
  •  Professor Ross Tangedal, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  •  Professor Linda Patterson Miller, Penn State Abington
  •  Professor Erin Templeton, Converse College
  • Professor Alaina Doten, Executive Director, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery
  •  Professor Anne Margaret Daniel, Bard College
  •  Professor Bryant Mangum, Virginia Commonwealth University
  •  Professor Jennifer Nolan, North Carolina State University
  •  Professor Kendall Taylor
  •  Blake Hazard, great-granddaughter of Scott and Zelda
  •  Meryl Cates, author, dancer
  •  Michael Cotey, playwright and director
  •  Denile Ault, Alaska bookclub

THE FITZGERALD PANDEMIC WEBINAR SERIES


A FUNDRAISER FOR FEEDING AMERICA

In 2020 Against the Grain Productions produced six installments of The Fitzgerald Pandemic Webinar Series, attended by several thousand Fitzgerald lovers, the series featured 17 world-renowned scholars, raising nearly $8,000 for Feeding America in the name of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

Hosted by the director of Gatsby in Connecticut’s director, Robert Steven Williams. Moderated by Professor Kirk Curnutt, president of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. These video replays are available for educational purposes free of charge. Many high schools and universities are already using them as a complement to their current on-line teaching environment.

 

 

This Side of the Paradise https://vimeo.com/414282524

The Beautiful and Damnedhttps://vimeo.com/426773375 

Reimagining Gatsby https://vimeo.com/419374182

Tender is the Night https://vimeo.com/462029771

Zelda Fitzgerald: Dancer, Painter, Writer. https://vimeo.com/414275306

The Short Stories, Volume 1https://vimeo.com/492853989

 

 

We are honored and humbled to be selected by The New Yorker as one of the Best Movies of 2020. We’d like to thank all the people who gave us a hand along the way. Most important we want to thank Sam Waterston and Keir Dullea for so generously giving of their time. We’d also like to thank Richard Brody, the esteemed movie critic and brilliant writer for taking the time to watch our film, and for being so kind and generous, his keen interest in our film has made all the difference in getting the word out. 

Have a happy and safe holiday everyone.

Director, Robert Steven Williams, receives the award from the Mystic Film Festival for Best New England film for 2020.

“In a difficult year for so many, it was an honor to receive this award from the Mystic Film Festival. The team there braved the virus and hosted an actual event with live screenings carefully structured to keep everyone safe.”

Williams adds, “The film resonates with many at a time when folks need a break from politics and the pandemic. Gatsby in Connecticut is a seventy-minute journey back in time to 1920, when Scott and Zelda celebrated their honeymoon and the seeds of The Great Gatsby were sown.”

“Spontaneous cinematic inventiveness . . .”  The New Yorker

Gatsby in Connecticut is available on the major digital platforms and cable carriers in the US and Canada. Please rent or buy and if you enjoyed it, please spread the word and review it, this is an important part of the process to get our documentary out into the world. Thanks so much. Here’s where you can rent, download or get the DVD with special bonus features:

Amazon (VOD):  https://amzn.to/2ELuJPQ

iTunes: https://bit.ly/GatsbyinCT

Google Play:  https://bit.ly/3hOhso3

Vudu: https://bit.ly/31PAdBY

FandangoNow: https://bit.ly/3bed8fg

Vimeo: https://bit.ly/2QIZUxt

Microsoft Xbox: https://bit.ly/2QLRXYA

Youtube: https://bit.ly/3hPOdRs

Hoopla: https://bit.ly/2EULCr7

 
Also available on all the below cable providers:

 US CABLE PROVIDERS:

Dish

DirecTV

Comcast

Spectrum

Charter

Cox

Verizon Fios

Frontier

Suddenlink

Mediacom

Century Link

Google Fiber

+200 smaller affiliates

 

CANADIAN CABLE PROVIDERS:

Rogers

Shaw

Telus

 

DVD Retailers:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3jB6H92

Oldies.comhttps://bit.ly/32K4Fwy

FYE: https://bit.ly/3hNDtmV

DVD will also be available shortly at: Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Barnes & Noble

 

 

 

 

For the past two months the team at Gatsby in Connecticut and Against the Grain Productions have hosted a series of Fitzgerald webinars featuring world-renowned scholars as well as Scott and Zelda’s great granddaughter, Blake Hazard. The series was co-sponsored by Scribner Books and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. Nearly $4,000 was raised in the process for Feeding America. 

Three of the four webinars were recorded and can be viewed here:

Zelda Fitzgerald: Dancer. Painter. Writer

Reimagining Gatsby

The Beautiful and Damned

Look for more webinars in August, but for now, we’re going to catch our breath and recharge our own jets. We hope that soon we can find ways to heal, love and fix what’s broke. 

Be well. Be strong.

Robert Steven Williams, Director of Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story

Reimagining Gatsby Free Webinar: May 15, 4 PM EST

The Great Gatsby is one of America’s most beloved novels. It has been reimagined for film, stage, and soon to be graphic novel. What is it about this novel that endures? And why has a school district in Alaska banned it? This and other topics will be covered by an esteemed panel of experts including:

• Blake Hazard. She oversaw production and wrote the foreword to the upcoming Great Gatsby graphic novel. She’s Scott and Zelda’s great-granddaughter.
• Dr. Maureen Corrigan, a professor at Georgetown University, she’s the book critic for NPR’s Fresh Air
• Dr. Kirk Curnutt, executive director of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and managing editor of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review
• Michael Cotey, producer, director, activist; he directed a production of Gatsby
• Robert Steven Williams, director of the upcoming documentary Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story

Sign up for this free webinar here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vTgD0bJfQaqD2sBxO1J72g

If you enjoyed the session and can manage it, please donate to our Fitzgerald Campaign at Feeding America. With over 30 million suddenly in need, any amount does make a difference. Feeding America supports local food banks across the country. Here’s the link to our page:

http://help.feedingamerica.org/site/TR/SettheTable/General?px=5213046&pg=personal&fr_id=1481&fbclid=IwAR1Z7i_w-JP0kr84xDFn4j950YWe0ljzrWnu9sN2enFf1J0rbzoT3VbVHFE