The Hamptons International Film Festival continues its annual SummerDocs series hosted by Alec Baldwin; June 15th, July 5th, August 12th, and August 30th.
Since its inception in 2009, SummerDocs, a series of highly-anticipated documentary ﬁlms, has become one of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s signature events. Following each screening, the director and/or subject(s) of the ﬁlm participates in a lively and engaging Q&A with HIFF board member Alec Baldwin, who co-curates the series with HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of the conversation – past SummerDocs such as The Cove, Searching for Sugar Man, and How to Survive a Plague have all gone on to receive Academy Award wins and nominations.
Tickets for the screenings are available for purchase at www.guildhall.org or at the Guild Hall Box Office.
John Drew Theater
158 Main Street
Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM is a tribute to the unsung, yet unmistakable voices of the backup singers, which brought shape and style to popular music over the years. Gifted artists, spanning a range of manners, genres and eras, are featured sharing their uniquely fascinating and personal stories of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. Interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting , to name a few, take a backseat to the diverse array of singers whose lives and stories take center stage in this compelling new documentary from award-winning director Morgan Neville.
GASLAND PART II, the provocative follow-up to Josh Fox’s 2011 Academy Award-nominated documentary GASLAND, examines the method of extracting natural gas and oil known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” one of the most controversial environmental issues facing our country today. With his trademark dark humor and tenacity, Fox’s newest effort demonstrates how the stakes have been raised, piercing the prevailing myths by arguing how and why fracked wells inevitably leak over time. The iconic image of running water from a faucet catching on fire is reprised, as Fox shows how methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, contaminates the water and air, hurts families, and endangers the earth’s climate.