Vidal and Buckley Square Off in 2015 SummerDocs Debut, ‘Best of Enemies’

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We’re gearing up for another first-rate edition of our popular SummerDocs series, presented by TNT’s Public Morals. This year’s features kick off with Best of Enemies on Saturday, July 11. Told with insight, prescience, panache and humor, the award-winning Best of Enemies chronicles the groundbreaking series of televised debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr., during the 1968 presidential conventions. The two […]

2015 SummerDocs Series: Alec Baldwin Hosts Festival Favorites

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Today HIFF announced Alec Baldwin will return to host filmmakers and special guests in conversation at the 7th Annual SummerDocs series, presented by TNT’s Public Morals. Tickets to the series, which brings the best in documentary filmmaking to the East End all summer long, are on sale now!  “We have a provocative and engaging slate for our seventh year that […]

Auteur Dinner Series: Filmmakers, Musicians, HIFF Supporters

David Nugent, Amir Bar-Lev, Andrew Rossi and Alex Karpovsky speak at the Hamptons International Film Festival Auteur Dinner Series in NYC, May 27, 2015. (Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for HIFF)

In a private home on the Upper East Side, supporters of the Hamptons International Film Festival gathered this week to inaugurate our Auteur Dinner Series. The salon-style evening—which raised funds for HIFF’s upcoming summer initiatives—introduced patrons to filmmakers and musicians with past, present and future connections to the Festival and to the Hamptons. In addition to elegant hors d’oeuvres and […]

Summer Nights: Friday Screenings at Southampton Arts Center

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For the third 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! (Note: […]

Slideshow: 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab

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Blessed with abundant sunshine, the participants of the 14th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab enjoyed the comfort of c/o The Maidstone inside and out, tirelessly dissecting plots, characters and storylines we anticipate will be great films one day. Following each day of productive mentoring sessions were dinner parties generously hosted by members of the Festival’s Board […]