25 Years 25 Films: May Screenings

This May, revisit three classic films via our celebratory 25 Years: 25 Films series honoring HIFF’s Silver Anniversary.


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THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY | HIFF 2007

Director: Julian Schnabel
Saturday, May 20 | 3:00pm

Parrish Art Museum | Water Mill
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THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY is based on the memoirs of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except for his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described that aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torments of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he’d only visited in his mind.

Winner of two Golden Globe® Awards—Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film—the gorgeous classic was also nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.


Past Screenings

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LAST SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS | HIFF 1995

Director: Henry Jaglom
Saturday, May 6 | 6:00pm

Southampton Arts Center
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Special guest: actor Nick Gregory

A spirited Chekhovian romp through a large extended family’s final summer spent at the family estate in East Hampton, Henry Jaglom’s engaging dramedy of manners boasts splendid performances by a large ensemble of gifted actors. Filmed entirely on location in East Hampton!

Due to recent money troubles, Helena Mora, the head of an eccentric theatre family and renowned acting teacher, gathers family and longtime friends around her to share this last summer before she sells her sprawling property, engaging one more time in dramatic performances. But bringing everyone together creates rivalries and tension, especially with for Oona, a temperamental but successful movie actress who seeks the approval of her creative peers..


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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HANK GREENBERG | HIFF 1998

Director: Aviva Kempner
Saturday, May 13 | 2:30pm
East Hampton Library
Free screening!

More than ten years in the making, join us for Aviva Kempner’s lively and nostalgic documentary about baseball legend Hank Greenberg.

Sixty years ago, as Hitler invaded Europe, Hank Greenberg, the strapping Detroit Tigers first baseman, challenged Babe Ruth’s record by by hitting 58 home runs in a season. “I came to feel that if I, as a Jew, hit a home run, I was hitting against Hitler,” wrote Greenberg, who succeeded despite being the focus of intense anti-Semitism throughout his career.

Greenberg was a hero and role model to many, and Kempner’s lovingly crafted and brilliantly researched film combines rare archival footage with interviews of family members and fans including Walter Matthau, Alan Dershowitz, Bob Feller, Ralph Kiner, and Ira Berkow.


Read more about the 25 Years: 25 Films series, happening all year long.