Video: ‘Life Itself’ Q&A with Chaz Ebert, Alec Baldwin & Others

David Nugent, Matt Zoller Seitz, Chaz Ebert and Alec Baldwin in Q&A following HIFF SummerDocs screening of 'Life Itself.' Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Saturday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season kicked off with the poignant, charming and altogether lovely film called Life Itself. Directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Life Itself chronicles the life and times of the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away in April of 2013. Amazingly, Ebert’s decade-plus bout with cancer […]

Slideshow: HIFF SummerDocs Kicks off With ‘Life Itself’

Anne Chaisson, Bob Balaban, David Nugent, Chaz Ebert, Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

Photos from the HIFF 2014 SummerDocs screening of Life Itself at Guild Hall of East Hampton on June 21, 2014.

HIFF 2013 Update: Jan Ole Gerster on ‘A Coffee In Berlin’ (fka ‘Oh Boy’)

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Niko Fischer (Tom Schilling) in A Coffee in Berlin, courtesy of Music Box Films Twenty-something ennui (aka “the slacker”) is not endemic to the United States, as evidenced by German director Jan Ole Gerster’s debut feature, A Coffee in Berlin. The film—which swept the German Film Academy Awards—follows a day in the life of Niko […]

Q&A: Ryan McGarry on HIFF 2013 Best Documentary ‘Code Black’

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Code Black, which won the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, opens at IFC Center in NYC on June 20, with more cities to follow. Tickets are available here. Note: This interview originally ran as part of our coverage of HIFF 2013. “C-Booth,” the trauma bay at the Los Angeles […]

2014 Student Filmmaking Workshops Expand to Southampton!

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For the 7th year of the HIFF Student Summer Film Workshops, we are excited to expand our reach beyond the courses available at Guild Hall of East Hampton. In the summer of 2014, students are also invited to join us at the Southampton Arts Center! In date order, HIFF is pleased to offer the following courses for […]