Q&A: Director Ralph Macchio on ‘Across Grace Alley’

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A young boy struggling with his parents’ divorce seeks solace in his infatuation with a captivating woman he discovers through a neighboring window. Across Grace Alley will screen at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival as part of the Connections shorts program. It is also featured in our Views From Long Island section. Please describe Across […]

Q&A: Director Dan Shadur on ‘Before the Revolution’

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For a certain group of Israelis in the 1960s and ‘70s, Tehran, Iran was a utopia. Enjoying close relations with the Shah’s regime, their paradise was built on construction contracts, weapons sales, and oil. Then the Iranian Revolution arrived. In what begins as a nostalgic quest to understand his family’s glory days, Dan Shadur’s tale […]

Q&A: Director Eric Steele on ‘Bob Birdnow’s Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self’

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Bob Birdnow is a curious candidate for a motivational speaker. Balding, crippled, and past middle-aged. He does have something no one else has though: a remarkable tale of human survival and the transcendence of self. When asked by his old friend to speak at a conference, he avoids the subject, opting for a more traditional […]

Q&A: Director Matt Goldman on ‘The Last Safari’

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When renowned photojournalist Elizabeth L. Gilbert returns to the Rift Valley in Africa to visit the tribes she photographed just a decade earlier, she bears witness to the changes wrought on the region. After her book is published, she hires a crew from Nairobi to assist her in screening a cinema slideshow to tribes-people, like […]

HIFF 2013 Film Program Now Live; Tickets On Sale Now

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This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the HIFF 2013 Film Program is now live, browsable and ready for action! Individual tickets are now on sale online. For information about phone sales and physical box offices, please click here.  You’ve been reading the announcements day by day, but here’s the entire line-up in one […]