2014 SummerDocs: Life Itself & Keep On Keepin’ On

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Hosted by Alec Baldwin, HIFF’s SummerDocs series brings the best in documentary filmmaking to the East End, all summer long. Tickets for the 6th Annual SummerDocs series are on sale now!  The first two titles of the summer have been announced. Life Itself, from director Steve James (Hoop Dreams), launches the series at Guild Hall in East Hampton on […]

Griffin Dunne and Justin Schwarz Go West in “The Discoverers”

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Much as The Discoverers is a road movie, Justin Schwarz’s feature debut has taken a circuitous route to the big screen. Back in 2010, the writer/director was selected for the HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab, where he honed his screenplay about a dysfunctional family who find themselves on a journey of, yes, discovery. The film then premiered […]

HIFF Interview: Steven Bernstein on His Sloan Prize-Winning Film ‘Decoding Annie Parker’

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Update April 2014: This interview originally ran as part of our coverage of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival. Decoding Annie Parker opens in select theaters on May 2, 2014. Learn more! Director/co-writer Steven Bernstein’s new film Decoding Annie Parker arrives at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival with quite a pedigree. The film has received […]

Q&A: Jeremy Saulnier on ‘Blue Ruin’

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A classic American revenge story and a recent hit at Cannes, Blue Ruin follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. […]

HIFF 2014 Screenwriters’ Lab a Success

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We’re delighted to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 13th Annual Screenwriters’ Lab, which was held April 11-13 at ℅ The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton. Underwritten by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the weekend paired emerging screenwriters with established directors, producers and screenwriters for one-on-one mentoring sessions.  Since its inception, over fifty screenplays […]