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 […]

Save the Dates! HIFF Prepares for Summer 2015

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

Believe it or not, summer is indeed right around the corner! If you are a documentary fan, love outdoor screenings, or know a student interested in filmmaking, please save the dates for our summer programming, and spread the word…  HIFF at Guild Hall SummerDocs (titles TBA) Saturday, July 11 Saturday, August 1 Friday, August 28 […]

VIDEO: ‘The Overnighters’ Q&A with Jesse Moss, Alec Baldwin & David Nugent

David Nugent, director Jesse Moss and Alec Baldwin in Q&A following the SummerDocs screening of 'The Overnighters': August 29, 2014. Photo: Eugene Gologursky

This past Friday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season wound down with Jesse Moss‘s latest film The Overnighters, which explores the ramifications of the hydraulic fracturing boom in Williston, North Dakota: In the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up with dreams of honest work and a big paycheck when hydraulic fracturing in […]

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. […]