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Harry Chapin film screening and food drive at LIMEHOF

A screening of the documentary film “Harry Chapin: When In Doubt, Do Something” will be combined with a food drive at the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame in Stony Brook next month.

The event is slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the LIMEHOF complex at 97 Main St.

Free with the purchase of a general admission ticket, the event will feature a Q&A with the filmmakers, hosted by LIMEHOF Vice Chairman Tom Needham, who is also the host of the “Sounds of Film” radio show. 

There will be a charity food drive with collection boxes and LIMEHOF requests that attendees bring food donations for the Long Island Cares organization that Chapin founded in 1980.

Long Island Cares CEO Paule Pachter, who is featured in the film, will be participating as a Q&A panelist.

“I always believed that at some time in our history that there would be a documentary film made about Harry’s life and dedication towards ending hunger which was his passion during his short life of 38 years,” Pachter said in a written statement. “Newsday named Harry one of the most important Long Islanders of the 20th century. His passion towards ending hunger along with performing half of his annual concerts to raise funds to address hunger and food insecurity has been recognized many times since his passing in 1981, and many schools reference Harry when discussing hunger, poverty, and social justice. I was honored to be asked to be a part of the film to discuss the founding of Long Island Cares and how we work to continue his legacy.”

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