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 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 […]

Video: ‘Listen To Me Marlon’ Q&A at SummerDocs

David Nugent, Stevan Riley, and Alec Baldwin in Q&A following the HIFF SummerDocs screening of 'Listen to Me Marlon' at Guild Hall on August 1, 2015. Photo credit: Jennifer Meihofer

On August 1, our 7th annual SummerDocs screening series continued at Guild Hall, presented by TNT’s Public Morals. Following the screening of the intimate and evocative Listen To Me Marlon, director Stevan Riley (Fire in Babylon) joined HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent and series host Alec Baldwin on stage for a lively Q&A. Enjoy! Special thanks to Macquarie Group and Beach Magazine for their generous support of this evening. In case […]

Video: ‘Best of Enemies’ Q&A at SummerDocs

Dick Cavett and Kurt Andersen talk with directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon following the Hamptons Film SummerDocs screening of Best of Enemies on July 11, 2015. With support from The Wall Street Journal. Photo credit: Jennifer Melhofer.

On July 11, the Hamptons International Film Festival kicked off the 7th annual SummerDocs screening series at Guild Hall, presented by TNT’s Public Morals. Following the screening of the smartly entertaining Best of Enemies, directors Morgan Neville (Oscar® winner for 20 Feet From Stardom) and Robert Gordon joined Dick Cavett (who appears in the film) and moderator Kurt Andersen on stage for a lively […]