HIFF 2013 Update: Jan Ole Gerster on ‘A Coffee In Berlin’ (fka ‘Oh Boy’)

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Niko Fischer (Tom Schilling) in A Coffee in Berlin, courtesy of Music Box Films Twenty-something ennui (aka “the slacker”) is not endemic to the United States, as evidenced by German director Jan Ole Gerster’s debut feature, A Coffee in Berlin. The film—which swept the German Film Academy Awards—follows a day in the life of Niko […]

Q&A: Ryan McGarry on HIFF 2013 Best Documentary ‘Code Black’

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Code Black, which won the Golden Starfish Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, opens at IFC Center in NYC on June 20, with more cities to follow. Tickets are available here. Note: This interview originally ran as part of our coverage of HIFF 2013. “C-Booth,” the trauma bay at the Los Angeles […]

Q&A: Sébastien Betbeder on ‘2 Autumns, 3 Winters’

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This interview originally ran as part of our coverage of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival. 2 Autumn, 3 Winters opens in NYC at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on Friday, June 6, with more cities to follow.   In 2 Autumns, 3 Winters, Arman has just turned 33. He longs for change. Maybe he’ll eat healthier? […]

Griffin Dunne and Justin Schwarz Go West in “The Discoverers”

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Much as The Discoverers is a road movie, Justin Schwarz’s feature debut has taken a circuitous route to the big screen. Back in 2010, the writer/director was selected for the HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab, where he honed his screenplay about a dysfunctional family who find themselves on a journey of, yes, discovery. The film then premiered […]

HIFF Interview: Steven Bernstein on His Sloan Prize-Winning Film ‘Decoding Annie Parker’

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Update April 2014: This interview originally ran as part of our coverage of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival. Decoding Annie Parker opens in select theaters on May 2, 2014. Learn more! Director/co-writer Steven Bernstein’s new film Decoding Annie Parker arrives at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival with quite a pedigree. The film has received […]