What started out as a short film for the Westport Historical Society turned into a 70-minute documentary featuring Sam Waterston and Keir Dullea and was then selected by The New Yorker as one of the best movies of 2020. Not that we were complaining, this seven-year journey resulted in the first significant Fitzgerald discovery in decades. Now available on iTunes and other digital platforms and cable providers, the film is distributed by Vision Films in Los Angeles.
It all began with an article that Westport resident, Barbra Probst Solomon wrote in the New Yorker in 1996. She speculated that the seeds of the Great Gatsby were in Westport. But her claims were totally ignored by the academic community. We partnered with 1812 Films to pick up Barbara’s baton. We interviewed scholars, dug into the archives, and conducted original research. What we unearthed will turn the Fitzgerald world upside down.