Q&A: Director Eric Steel on ‘Kiss the Water’

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For decades, on the edge of the Scottish coast, the enigmatic Megan Boyd learned and perfected the obscure craft of fly-making for fishermen. She twirled bits of feather, fur, silver, and gold into elaborate fishing flies, at once miniature works of art and absolutely lethal. Hailed as some of the best flies ever made, they […]

Q&A: Director Kevin Connolly on ‘Big Shot’

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In 1996, the once-dominant New York Islanders were in serious trouble. Then along came a Dallas businessman named John Spano, who swooped in and agreed to buy the team for $165 million. Things began to look up for the Islanders—way up. But it was all smoke and mirrors. Big Shot goes inside an extraordinary scandal […]

HIFF 2013 and BAFTA New York to Honor Working Title Films Co-Chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner

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In partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), New York, the Hamptons International Film Festival will award Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner—co-chairs of the British production company Working Title Films—with the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement, as part of the Festival’s ‘Focus on UK Film.’ On October 12, BAFTA and […]

Opening, Sunday Centerpiece, and Monday Closing Night Films Announced for HIFF 2013

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With one month until opening night, the Hamptons International Film Festival is proud to announce three key selections for the 21st edition (October 10-14). HIFF 2013 will open on Thursday, October 10, with John Krokidas’s feature debut, Kill Your Darlings, followed by Alexander Payne’s Nebraska as the Sunday Centerpiece film on October 13, with Steve […]

HIFF 2013 Is Off and Running: ‘Views From Long Island Program’ Announced

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Three features and five shorts have been selected for section that focuses on local filmmakers, landscapes and issues. The first program of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF 2013) has been unveiled: Views From Long Island features local/resident filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important issues—both social and political—facing Hamptons communities. The program […]