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 […]

Q&A: Jeremy Saulnier on ‘Blue Ruin’

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A classic American revenge story and a recent hit at Cannes, Blue Ruin follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family. […]

Q&A: Cody Blue Snider on ‘Fool’s Day’

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A fourth-grade class bands together to cover up their horrifying prank-gone-wrong before their D.A.R.E. officer shows up for his weekly lesson. Fool’s Day screens in the Joke’s On You shorts program at HIFF 2013. The film is also part of the Views From Long Island program. Please describe your film in your own words. Cody […]

Q&A: Felix van Groeningen on The Broken Circle Breakdown

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When Didier and Elise meet, they instinctually know they have both found their match. While his true love was once was reserved only for American bluegrass music, this fiery tattoo artist plucks away all semblance of the brutish bachelor he once was. They bond over music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance […]

Q&A: Dan Geller & Dayna Goldfine on ‘The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden’

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Darwin meets Hitchcock in this gripping true murder-mystery about European ex-pats in the 1930s searching for utopia on an uninhabited island in the Galapagos. The beautiful yet brutal landscape of Floreana serves as a perfect background for the drama surrounding Dr. Fredrich Ritter and his lover Dore Strauch. Too soon their lives are invaded by […]