Slideshow: Final SummerDocs Screening of ‘Peace Officer’

David Nugent, director Brad Barber, subject Dub Lawrence, director Scott Lawrence, and Alec Baldwin. SummerDocs screening of 'Peace Officer,' August 28, 2015. Photo credit: Adriel Reboh.

On Friday, August 28, the Hamptons International Film Festival screened Peace Officer to close out the 2015 SummerDocs series, presented by TNT’s Public Morals. Following the screening of the powerful and timely film, directors Brad Barber and Scott Christopherson joined the subject of the film, William ‘Dub’ Lawrence, along with HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent and SummerDocs host Alec Baldwin, onstage for an in-depth Q&A. Before the screening, HIFF […]

HIFF 2015 to Open with James Vanderbilt’s ‘Truth’

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Truth, the directorial debut of James Vanderbilt, has been selected as the Opening Night film of the 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF). Truth, which stars Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss, and Topher Grace, follows news anchor Dan Rather (Redford) during his final days at CBS News, when he broadcast a report about how President Bush relied on privilege and […]

Narrative & Documentary Competition Films Announced for HIFF 2015

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The films in the Narrative and Documentary Competition at the 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival have been announced. The jury will select winners in each category; awards will be announced in a ceremony in East Hampton on Monday, October 12. “This year’s lineup once again demonstrates our outstanding programming team’s taste in film,” said HIFF Executive Director […]

HIFF 2015 Official Poster Features Artwork from David Salle

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This week we unveiled the official poster for the 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, featuring a dynamic work by American painter, printmaker, and stage designer David Salle. “We are delighted to have such beautiful new work from David Salle,” said Anne Chaisson, HIFF Executive Director. “He has contributed to the festival in years past, and his work exemplifies a bold […]

HIFF 2015 to Celebrate Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch

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Today Variety announced their annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, featuring up-and-coming stars with “uncommonly bright futures.” For the 4th year in a row, this exciting group will be celebrated at the annual Hamptons International Film Festival this fall.  Steven Gaydos, Variety‘s VP and executive editor, explains the honor, which dates back to 1998: “Actors to Watch […]