Sunday Morning Community Run with ‘Desert Runners’

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East Hampton is not a desert—far from it!—so this Sunday morning, let’s count our blessings, take advantage of the cool fall weather, and imitate the diehard athletes showcased in the HIFF 2013 documentary Desert Runners. The filmmakers invite you to a free Community Run at 8:30 am on Sunday, in advance of the film’s screening at […]

Q&A: Cody Blue Snider on ‘Fool’s Day’

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A fourth-grade class bands together to cover up their horrifying prank-gone-wrong before their D.A.R.E. officer shows up for his weekly lesson. Fool’s Day screens in the Joke’s On You shorts program at HIFF 2013. The film is also part of the Views From Long Island program. Please describe your film in your own words. Cody […]

HIFF 2013: Day 2 Highlights

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Day One of HIFF 2013 is in the history books, but there are still four more days of films, filmmakers, panels, and parties on the horizon. If you’re looking for some things to do today—and it’s so hard to decide!—of course we have suggestions.  Just yesterday, the short film Slomo was shortlisted for the 2014 […]

HIFF Interview: Steven Bernstein on His Sloan Prize-Winning Film ‘Decoding Annie Parker’

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Director/co-writer Steven Bernstein’s new film Decoding Annie Parker arrives at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival with quite a pedigree. The film has received the 2013 $25,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize, which encourages filmmakers to create more realistic and accurate stories about science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers […]

Q&A: Felix van Groeningen on The Broken Circle Breakdown

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When Didier and Elise meet, they instinctually know they have both found their match. While his true love was once was reserved only for American bluegrass music, this fiery tattoo artist plucks away all semblance of the brutish bachelor he once was. They bond over music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance […]

Q&A: Dan Geller & Dayna Goldfine on ‘The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden’

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Darwin meets Hitchcock in this gripping true murder-mystery about European ex-pats in the 1930s searching for utopia on an uninhabited island in the Galapagos. The beautiful yet brutal landscape of Floreana serves as a perfect background for the drama surrounding Dr. Fredrich Ritter and his lover Dore Strauch. Too soon their lives are invaded by […]