Hop@Home: Live Chat with Alex Horwitz

Live Chat with Alex Horwitz

On "Hamilton", Bon Jovi and Robo-Cars
July 07, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop@Home season. This is an archived view.

Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the musical phenomenon with the director of the making-of documentary "Hamilton's America."


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Welcome to #SmallScreenFun: A flick a week from the heart of Hop Film with a virtual gathering to follow. Tuesday nights in a living room near you (really near you)! Here's how it works:

  1. Watch clips from Hamilton's America and Autonomy, Alex's new film with Malcolm Gladwell on self-driving cars. Also check out Alex's web site for terrific short films featuring Bon Jovi, Prince Harry and Blue Man Group.
  2. Join us on Youtube Live on Tuesday, July 7 at 8 pm for a live chat with director Alex Horwitz, who will regale us with all things Hamilton and his thoughts on how filmmaking illuminates the past and the future. You do not need to have a YouTube account to watch this chat. Simply click on the icon below just before 8 pm and you will be taken to the event. See you soon!
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A Hop Salute to "Hamilton"


About Alex Horwitz

Alex Horowitz is a director, writer, editor and producer, best known for Hamilton's America, a Peabody Finalist documentary that explores America's founding through the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton. His most recent film, Autonomy, is the first comprehensive documentary about self-driving cars, created with author Malcolm Gladwell. Alex's other work as a director includes a Bon Jovi music video, a short film starring Blue Man Group and Alice Jacobs is Dead, which won Best Horror Film at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Hamilton's America (2016)

"A documentary about the creation of Hamilton offers a thrilling portrait of the theatrical hip-hop genius of Lin-Manuel Miranda." Variety

Good news: As Miranda's former college roommate, Horwitz had the unique opportunity and access to document the making of Hamilton from the very beginning. Some of you may remember Alex's video shout-out that opened our screening of the film in 2016. Scroll down to the media gallery to see Alex and his surprise message!

Bad News: This film is not available to watch in its entirety as it is locked away in the PBS vault.

More Good News: There are a wealth of film scenes (50m worth!) and exclusive images HERE on the PBS website. Also, these two reviews/articles are essential reads on the movie.
"An American Tale - Creating a Hamilton Documentary" Newsweek
New York Film Festival Review Variety

HAMILTON'S AMERICA | Extended Trailer | PBS


Autonomy (2019)

Join celebrated journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell as he leads the first comprehensive documentary dive into the world of automated vehicles—and the future. Autonomy engagingly explores self-driving cars, human ingenuity and the existential dread that accompanies this technology. Smartly straddling the line between techno-optimism and necessary caution, the film poses the inherent big questions: what is control and who do we become as we relinquish it to machines? D: Alex Horwitz, US, 2019, 1h20m

Autonomy | Trailer


"New documentary Autonomy makes the convincing case that self-driving cars will change everything."

SXSW Review

"It’s a crash course on why Hamilton matters at all."

The Atlantic

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