Summer Nights: Friday Outdoor Screenings at Southampton Arts Center

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For the second year in a row, the Hamptons International Film Festival is delighted to partner with Southampton Arts Center, offering free screenings of classic movies all summer long. Weather permitting, films will screen outdoors on the lawn at 25 Jobs Lane. Approximate start time: 8:30 pm. Bring a blanket, bring a picnic, and bring friends and family! July 18: […]

Next at SummerDocs: Keep on Keepin’ On

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Now that the 2014 SummerDocs season is off to terrific start*,  let’s keep the ball rolling with our second screening, set for Friday, July 25, at Guild Hall of East Hampton. The award-winning Keep On Keepin’ On will amaze, entertain and inspire you, followed by SummerDocs host Alec Baldwin in conversation with Australian director Al Hicks. Baldwin explains, “Al Hicks’ Keep On Keepin’ […]

Video: ‘Life Itself’ Q&A with Chaz Ebert, Alec Baldwin & Others

David Nugent, Matt Zoller Seitz, Chaz Ebert and Alec Baldwin in Q&A following HIFF SummerDocs screening of 'Life Itself.' Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Saturday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season kicked off with the poignant, charming and altogether lovely film called Life Itself. Directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Life Itself chronicles the life and times of the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away in April of 2013. Amazingly, Ebert’s decade-plus bout with cancer […]

Slideshow: HIFF SummerDocs Kicks off With ‘Life Itself’

Anne Chaisson, Bob Balaban, David Nugent, Chaz Ebert, Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

Photos from the HIFF 2014 SummerDocs screening of Life Itself at Guild Hall of East Hampton on June 21, 2014.

HIFF 2013 Update: Jan Ole Gerster on ‘A Coffee In Berlin’ (fka ‘Oh Boy’)

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Niko Fischer (Tom Schilling) in A Coffee in Berlin, courtesy of Music Box Films Twenty-something ennui (aka “the slacker”) is not endemic to the United States, as evidenced by German director Jan Ole Gerster’s debut feature, A Coffee in Berlin. The film—which swept the German Film Academy Awards—follows a day in the life of Niko […]