Q&A: Frank Whaley on the Unlikely Friendship at the Heart of ‘Like Sunday, Like Rain’


When Eleanor (Leighton Meester) loses her waitress job and dumps her cheating boyfriend (Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong), she unexpectedly lands a live-in nanny gig with an unusual charge: 12-year-old musical prodigy Reggie, whose mother (Debra Messing) is extremely wealthy… and not much of a mother. As Eleanor and Reggie (newcomer Julian Shatkin, wise beyond […]

‘St. Vincent’ and ‘Still Alice’ to Anchor HIFF 2014; Entire Slate Announced


The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is thrilled to announce the rest of the 2014 slate. After opening with St. Vincent on Thursday, October 9, the Festival will close with the US premiere of Still Alice on Monday, October 13, at Guild Hall in East Hampton. These two films will anchor a rich and robust […]

HIFF 2014: Sloan Foundation Prize Awarded to ‘The Imitation Game’


The 22nd Hamptons International Film Festival Announces the 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize will be presented to The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is proud to announce that the 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize will be awarded to Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation […]

Q&A: Director Sara Colangelo on the Small-Town Drama of ‘Little Accidents’


A haunting portrait of unintended consequences, Little Accidents follows a small town in the wake of a mining disaster that leaves ten dead and the delicate social fabric of a community in tatters. Its disparate residents become bound to one another through shared grief and a series of shocking revelations: Diana, the chief executive’s wife with a […]

HIFF Announces 2014 Conflict & Resolution Award and Film Slate

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E-Team, directed by Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny, wins the 2014 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a film of Conflict & Resolution. Now entering its 15th year at HIFF, this year’s Films of Conflict & Resolution (C&R) program consists of a fantastic lineup of four documentaries and a narrative film. The C&R program recognizes and celebrates films that, in creative and […]