Q&A: Geeta & Ravi Patel on the Unique Search for Love in ‘Meet the Patels’

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After a just-can’t-commit breakup, Indian-American comedian Ravi Patel throws in the towel and agrees to let his endearing parents create a “biodata” for him, officially putting him on the semi-arranged marriage market. Camera in hand (aided by light whimsical animation), his sister Geeta documents the whole endeavor, in hilariously candid fashion, turning Ravi’s international search […]

Q&A: Keva Rosenfeld on His Enlightening Sequel, ‘All American High Revisited’

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Insightful and charming, at times poignant, All American High Revisited takes you back in time to the excess and naiveté of America in the 1980s. The film follows Finnish exchange student Rikki Rauhala throughout her senior year at a suburban California school. A revealing slice of Americana, the film is a John Hughes movie come to […]

Q&A: Frank Whaley on the Unlikely Friendship at the Heart of ‘Like Sunday, Like Rain’

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When Eleanor (Leighton Meester) loses her waitress job and dumps her cheating boyfriend (Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong), she unexpectedly lands a live-in nanny gig with an unusual charge: 12-year-old musical prodigy Reggie, whose mother (Debra Messing) is extremely wealthy… and not much of a mother. As Eleanor and Reggie (newcomer Julian Shatkin, wise beyond […]

Slideshow: SummerDocs Screening of ‘The Overnighters’

David Nugent, director Jesse Moss, Anne Chaisson, Hilaria and Alec Baldwin at SummerDocs screening of 'The Overnighters': August 29, 2014. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Friday, director Jesse Moss screened his latest film as the final entry in the 2014 SummerDocs season at Guild Hall of East Hampton. The Overnighters, which won the U. S. Documentary Special Jury award for Intuitive Filmmaking at Sundance this year, will be released theatrically by Drafthouse Films in Fall 2014. Following the screening, SummerDocs host Alec Baldwin moderated a conversation with Moss and HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. […]

Become a Housing Host and Be Our Guest at HIFF 2014

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Before and during our October festival, HIFF brings in specialized staffers, filmmakers and VIPs from around the world, and we are always in need of places for them to stay. Be a film festival supporter (and receive festival tickets or passes!) by opening your guest cottages, apartments, and houses to our treasured guests from around the world. To […]