Q&A: Bob Giraldi on A Poet Long Ago

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Based on a story by Pete Hamill, two friends from a Brooklyn grammar school reconnect and realize the impact they and their work had on each other. A Poet Long Ago, directed by Bob Giraldi, screens at HIFF 2013 in the shorts film program Connections. Please describe A Poet Long Ago in your own words. […]

Q&A: Samantha Grant and Brittney Shepherd on ‘A Fragile Trust’

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A Fragile Trust is a shocking and fascinating look at Jayson Blair’s downward spiral through the hallowed halls of The New York Times’ news department. “The Blair Affair,” which coincided with the trajectory of newsrooms going digital, not only rocked the Paper of Record, but shook the foundations of journalism and unleashed questions of ethics, […]

HIFF 2013 Award-Winning Films to Screen Monday, October 14

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When looking at the HIFF 2013 program, are you paralyzed with indecision? If all the spectacular movie choices overwhelm you, roll the dice and let the jury and HIFF audiences dictate what you should see. Monday, October 14, is the final day of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, and the Golden Starfish Award winners—decided […]

Q&A: Barbara Kopple on ‘Running From Crazy’

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Hopeful and heartbreaking, Running From Crazy opens with a vision of perfection: a blonde modeling in the wilderness. This particular pretty face, however, belongs to Mariel Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s youngest granddaughter, famous for her role in Woody Allen’s Manhattan. Hemingway’s family history of depression, substance abuse, and suicide is not limited to her legendary grandfather. […]

Q&A: Mika Mattila on ‘Chimeras’

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Wang Guangyi, at the height of his career as one of China’s most successful contemporary artists, is settling into middle age with increasing ambivalence, a front line witness to his scene’s contradictory commercial impulses. Liu Gang is a supremely promising new face on the scene, plucked from art school into the high gloss world of […]