Hilary Swank to Attend HIFF 2014 with Centerpiece Film ‘The Homesman,’ Directed by Tommy Lee Jones


Yes, we’ve been watching (a lot of) movies in preparation for the 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, set once again for Columbus Day weekend: October 9-13. And (drum roll, please), we’re proud to unveil our first round of selections! Anchoring HIFF 2014 as this year’s Centerpiece film will be The Homesman, directed by esteemed filmmaker and […]

HIFF 2014 Views From Long Island Announced; Bob Balaban Named Honorary Chairman


The end of summer is always bittersweet. While we’re sad to see those long, lazy beach days disappear, the silver lining is that HIFF is suddenly right around the corner: October 9-13. Today we are pleased to announce our selections for the Views from Long Island section, which focuses on local films and filmmakers with geographic […]

Final SummerDocs Screening: ‘The Overnighters’ on August 29


This 2014 SummerDocs season has been one to remember. It’s hard to believe it’s August already, and we only have one screening left: on Friday, August 29, join us at Guild Hall of East Hampton for The Overnighters, directed by Jesse Moss, who will join series host Alec Baldwin after the screening.  “After another year in which a SummerDocs selection […]

VIDEO: ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Q&A with Rory Kennedy, Alec Baldwin & More

David Nugent, director Rory Kennedy, film subject Col. Stuart Herrington, and series host Alec Baldwin in conversation following SummerDocs screening of Last Days in Vietnam: August 16, 2014. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Saturday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season continued with Last Days in Vietnam, Rory Kennedy‘s riveting and personal account of the desperate evacuation of Saigon in 1975: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a […]

Slideshow: SummerDocs Screening of ‘Last Days of Vietnam,’ Dinner Honoring Bob Balaban

Alec, Hilaria and Carmen Baldwin with director Rory Kennedy and film subject Col. Stuart Herrington at SummerDocs screening of Last Days in Vietnam: August 16, 2014. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Saturday, director Rory Kennedy screened her latest film for the SummerDocs audience at Guild Hall of East Hampton. Last Days in Vietnam, which will debut in theaters this September before airing on American Experience on PBS, is a riveting documentary about the harrowing evacuation of Saigon in 1975. Following the screening, SummerDocs host Alec Baldwin moderated a conversation with Kennedy, film subject Colonel […]