Today at HIFF: Bill Murray Headlines Opening Night; First Day of Screenings!

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Finally, today’s the day we’ve all been waiting for! The 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival kicks off tonight with Theodore Melfi‘s delightful comedy St. Vincent, starring the irrepressible Bill Murray and newcomer Jaeden Lieberher, both of whom are expected to be in attendance tonight at Guild Hall. Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts round out the cheeky cast. St. Vincent Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a […]

Let ‘Find. Eat. Drink.’ Guide You at HIFF 2014

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You’ve booked your hotel or airbnb, you’ve bought your Founders Passes, and you’re ready for the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival! But don’t forget—watching all those movies requires sustenance; Festival fans cannot survive on popcorn alone… Enter Find. Eat. Drink., an innovative website and app that puts world-class chefs’ recommendations right in your pocket. The savvy editors at F.E.D. have surveyed top […]

Q&A: Amir Bar-Lev on the Complicated Shame of ‘Happy Valley’

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Happy Valley centers on the people of State College, Pennsylvania, and its conflicted reactions to the Penn State football scandal in the months following Jerry Sandusky’s arrest for child molestation. With interviews with those directly involved and die-hard fans alike, documentarian Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That) captures the college town […]

Q&A: Ross Kauffman & Katy Chevigny on the Fearlessness of the ‘E-Team’

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Anna, Ole, Fred, and Peter are members of the Emergency Team (E-Team) for a respected international human rights organization, the first people on the scene when there is suspicion of human rights abuses. Entering areas of conflict like Syria or post-Qaddafi Libya, they gather evidence to determine if further investigation is warranted, and often what […]

Q&A: Chris Moukarbel on Searching for the Elusive Artist in ‘Banksy Does New York’

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Millions have followed his work, yet very few know the real identity of controversial street artist Banksy. Last October, the elusive graffiti artist, painter, and filmmaker completed a month-long residency in New York using the city as his canvas, kicking up dust all over the streets and the Internet. His controversial and often political multimedia […]