Q&A: Lou Howe on Bringing ‘Gabriel’ Back Home to the Hamptons

Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, where Gabriel won the Views From Long Island award. Gabriel opens Friday, June 19, in select theaters. Director Lou Howe will do Q&As following the 7:40 pm screenings on June 19-20 at Village East Cinemas.  Longing for stability in the throes of mental illness, Gabriel (Rory Culkin) will stop […]

Q&A: Anthony Baxter on Davids Fighting Goliaths in ‘A Dangerous Game’

Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, where A Dangerous Game had its U.S. premiere. A Dangerous Game is now available on VOD nationwide.  In A Dangerous Game, the follow-up to You’ve Been Trumped (HIFF 2011), filmmaker Anthony Baxter is still hot on Donald Trump’s tail as the billionaire sets out to […]

Auteur Dinner Series: Filmmakers, Musicians, HIFF Supporters

In a private home on the Upper East Side, supporters of the Hamptons International Film Festival gathered this week to inaugurate our Auteur Dinner Series. The salon-style evening—which raised funds for HIFF’s upcoming summer initiatives—introduced patrons to filmmakers and musicians with past, present and future connections to the Festival and to the Hamptons. In addition to elegant hors d’oeuvres and […]

Q&A: Seminal Documentarian Albert Maysles on Fashion Maven ‘Iris’

Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons Film Festival.  Iris is now playing in select theaters! The great documentarian Albert Maysles’ latest film Iris is about fashion- and interior-design maven Iris Apfel, now 93 years old, as she celebrates the late wave of popularity she enjoyed on the heels the Met’s 2006 exhibition […]

Slideshow: 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab

Blessed with abundant sunshine, the participants of the 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab enjoyed the comfort of c/o The Maidstone inside and out, tirelessly dissecting plots, characters and storylines we anticipate will be great films one day. Following each day of productive mentoring sessions were dinner parties generously hosted by members of the Festival’s Board […]