Q&A: Liesbeth De Ceulaer on ‘Behind the Redwood Curtain’

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Imbued with a mesmerizing, dreamlike quality, Liesbeth De Ceulaer’s confident first feature takes us to the majestic Redwood Forest and introduces us to people who have strong personal connections to this once isolated region of California. Through seamless vignettes and stunningly saturated cinematography, we meet activists, scientists, loggers, tree dwellers, and Native Americans who share […]

#HIFF2013: Inside Filmmaking

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Veteran HIFF-goers know that the fest affords a number of opportunities to see directors, actors and other talent shed light on the art of filmmaking. While you are browsing through our extensive slate, be sure to seek out these films and special events that take you inside the process: The Hamptons International Film Festival presents a conversation […]

Q&A: Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor on ‘Mister John’

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John was, in many ways, an enigma to his brother Gerry (Aiden Gillen, HBO’s Game of Thrones). After John’s sudden (and somewhat mysterious) death, Gerry travels to Singapore to settle his brother’s shady business affairs and check on the man’s family. It’s also a convenient reason for Gerry to escape in the wake of his […]

Q&A: Director Cathy Pearson on ‘Get the Picture’

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Sweeping in scope, Cathy Pearson’s Get the Picture reveals the fascinating story of war photographers—a group so concerned with documenting humanity they’ve risked everything to reveal conflicts at their most extreme. Photojournalist John G. Morris began his career as a photo editor for some of the world’s most important publications in the 1930s. Having worked […]

Q&A: Douglas and Roger Kass on ‘Emptying the Skies’

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Based on an article in The New Yorker by best-selling writer Jonathan Franzen, Emptying the Skies chronicles the poaching of migratory birds in southern Europe and introduces us to the intrepid volunteer squad of bird-lovers trying to stop it. Trapped at “pinch points” near the Mediterranean, these globetrotting songbirds are considered culinary delicacies and reap big […]