Q&A: Kimberly Levin on the Farmland Thriller ‘Runoff’

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Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, where Runoff had its East Coast premiere. Runoff opens Friday, June 26, in NYC. Director Kimberly Levin, cast and crew will do Q&As following select screenings June 26-28 at Village East Cinemas.  The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, determined matriarch Betty […]

Q&A: Lou Howe on Bringing ‘Gabriel’ Back Home to the Hamptons

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Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, where Gabriel won the Views From Long Island award. Gabriel opens Friday, June 19, in select theaters. Director Lou Howe will do Q&As following the 7:40 pm screenings on June 19-20 at Village East Cinemas.  Longing for stability in the throes of mental illness, Gabriel (Rory Culkin) will stop […]

Q&A: Anthony Baxter on Davids Fighting Goliaths in ‘A Dangerous Game’

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Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, where A Dangerous Game had its U.S. premiere. A Dangerous Game is now available on VOD nationwide.  In A Dangerous Game, the follow-up to You’ve Been Trumped (HIFF 2011), filmmaker Anthony Baxter is still hot on Donald Trump’s tail as the billionaire sets out to […]

Auteur Dinner Series: Filmmakers, Musicians, HIFF Supporters

David Nugent, Amir Bar-Lev, Andrew Rossi and Alex Karpovsky speak at the Hamptons International Film Festival Auteur Dinner Series in NYC, May 27, 2015. (Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for HIFF)

In a private home on the Upper East Side, supporters of the Hamptons International Film Festival gathered this week to inaugurate our Auteur Dinner Series. The salon-style evening—which raised funds for HIFF’s upcoming summer initiatives—introduced patrons to filmmakers and musicians with past, present and future connections to the Festival and to the Hamptons. In addition to elegant hors d’oeuvres and […]

Q&A: Seminal Documentarian Albert Maysles on Fashion Maven ‘Iris’

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Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons Film Festival.  Iris is now playing in select theaters! The great documentarian Albert Maysles’ latest film Iris is about fashion- and interior-design maven Iris Apfel, now 93 years old, as she celebrates the late wave of popularity she enjoyed on the heels the Met’s 2006 exhibition […]