Video: ‘Life Itself’ Q&A with Chaz Ebert, Alec Baldwin & Others

David Nugent, Matt Zoller Seitz, Chaz Ebert and Alec Baldwin in Q&A following HIFF SummerDocs screening of 'Life Itself.' Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Saturday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season kicked off with the poignant, charming and altogether lovely film called Life Itself. Directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Life Itself chronicles the life and times of the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away in April of 2013. Amazingly, Ebert’s decade-plus bout with cancer […]

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.

2014 Student Filmmaking Workshops Expand to Southampton!

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For the 7th year of the HIFF Student Summer Film Workshops, we are excited to expand our reach beyond the courses available at Guild Hall of East Hampton. In the summer of 2014, students are also invited to join us at the Southampton Arts Center! In date order, HIFF is pleased to offer the following courses for […]

2014 SummerDocs: Life Itself & Keep On Keepin’ On

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Hosted by Alec Baldwin, HIFF’s SummerDocs series brings the best in documentary filmmaking to the East End, all summer long. Tickets for the 6th Annual SummerDocs series are on sale now!  The first two titles of the summer have been announced. Life Itself, from director Steve James (Hoop Dreams), launches the series at Guild Hall in East Hampton on […]

HIFF 2014 Screenwriters’ Lab a Success

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We’re delighted to announce the mentors and screenwriters for the 13th Annual Screenwriters’ Lab, which was held April 11-13 at ℅ The Maidstone Hotel in East Hampton. Underwritten by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the weekend paired emerging screenwriters with established directors, producers and screenwriters for one-on-one mentoring sessions.  Since its inception, over fifty screenplays […]