25 Years: 25 Films in Palm Beach!

Last night we celebrated HIFF’s Silver Anniversary with the 25 Years: 25 Films screening of Oscar® winner BLACK SWAN at the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach. Directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, the film was featured at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2010.

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The presentation was part of the Norton’s weekly Art After Dark series, which “presents an eclectic and fascinating mix of art, music, film, and more.” In conjunction with the film, the museum invited a ballet dancer, whom visitors were invited to sketch in the courtyard before the movie.

Prior to the screening, HIFF’s Executive Director Anne Chaisson and Artistic Director David Nugent spoke about the Festival’s history, our ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration, and the 2010 screening of BLACK SWAN at the Festival, which was quite an evening! James Franco was in attendance, and David had to sneak Madonna in through a side door from the back alley of the theater…

The audience included a few members of our Hamptons community, which was a nice synergy. (This may have given them an edge in the HIFF trivia game Anne and David played with the audience!)

Following the screening, HIFF hosted a lovely private dinner at the Echo Restaurant with our Palm Beach patrons. Thanks again to the Norton Museum of Art and The Breakers for their support!



Join us for the next screening in the 25 Years: 25 Films series—next Friday (March 3) at Guild Hall, we are proud to present the current Oscar® nominee for Best Documentary, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO.

Presented by The Norton Museum of Art and The Breakers Palm Beach

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