Festival Previews HBO's Jane Fonda Doc on Saturday

Directed by Susan Lacy
A scene from "Jane Fonda in Five Acts"

In the midst of announcements and preparations for the Hamptons International Film Festival in October, a preview of an HBO documentary about the actress Jane Fonda, which was produced by Susan Lacy, a Noyac resident, will take place at Guild Hall on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Ms. Fonda, who remains in her prime at 80, is a progressive political activist. The film, “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” is a reflection of her career, personal life, and activism based on a distillation of 21 hours of interviews with Ms. Lacy, who will discuss the project with Alec Baldwin after the screening. 

Along with Ms. Fonda’s interviews and reflections, the film includes memories by her former husbands Tom Hayden and Ted Turner, her fellow cast mates Robert Redford and Lily Tomlin, and many more. Some of the topics in the film include the pain of her mother’s suicide and the rocky relationship with her father, the legendary actor Henry Fonda. The interviews are complemented by footage from rarely seen home movies and a chronicle of her current busy schedule. 

Ms. Lacy’s many producing showpieces include “Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note,” which was presented by the Sag Harbor Partnership at Pierson High School on Sunday, with a talk by Ms. Lacy and Jamie Bernstein, who has written a book about her father, after the screening. 

Tickets for the Jane Fonda screening are $25 to $50.