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


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. […]

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.

Sunday Morning Community Run with ‘Desert Runners’


East Hampton is not a desert—far from it!—so this Sunday morning, let’s count our blessings, take advantage of the cool fall weather, and imitate the diehard athletes showcased in the HIFF 2013 documentary Desert Runners. The filmmakers invite you to a free Community Run at 8:30 am on Sunday, in advance of the film’s screening at […]

#HIFFDaily: Pictures from Thursday, October 10 (Festival Opening)

(L-R) Actor Dane DeHaan, director John Krokidas, and Hamptons International Film Festival Artistic Director David Nugent attend the 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival Opening Day on October 10, 2013 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Hamptons International Film Festival)

Watch a slideshow of images from the Hamptons International Film Festival’s opening day.