Thursday at HIFF: TRUTH Headlines Opening Night

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Finally, today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for! The 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival kicks off tonight with TRUTH, James Vanderbilt‘s dramatic look into the CBS News controversy that ended Dan Rather’s career as the network’s anchorman. With Cate Blanchett in a searing performance as Rather’s producer Mary Mapes and Robert Redford playing the veteran newsman, TRUTH will definitely have audiences debating late into the night. […]

‘Son of Saul’ is ‘Compelling and Astounding’

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“We wanted to give dignity to the dead. The story of the Holocaust is not the story of the exceptions who survived. It’s the story of the dead.”  “You can feel the society being haunted by these traumatic experiences and by never having to face what happened.” — László Nemes in an interview with The New York Times […]

Q&A: Trey Edward Shults on the Familial Bonds of ‘Krisha’

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Krisha is doing fine. Krisha is doing much better. She will face her family for Thanksgiving because she is sober and she is ready. After years of absence from her family, she returns to reconnect with her son, cook dinner, and prove to her family that she has changed for the better. Completely panicked and […]

Q&A: Marc Levin on Finding Common Ground in ‘Class Divide’

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Director Marc Levin (SCHMATTA: RAGS TO RICHES TO RAGS, HIFF ’09, and HARD TIMES: LOST ON LONG ISLAND, Audience Award, HIFF ’11) presents CLASS DIVIDE, a look into the modern effects of gentrification in West Chelsea, New York, as seen through the eyes of students from both sides of the street—one avenue and worlds apart. […]

Q&A: Adam Benzine on the Making of ‘Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah’

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Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 documentary SHOAH is considered by many to be the most important film ever made about the Holocaust. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this masterpiece, director Adam Benzine captures Lanzmann’s tireless efforts to preserve the survivors’ stories in CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH.   CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH […]