HIFF 2013: Day 3 Highlights

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It’s Day 3 of HIFF 2013, and the Festival is in full swing. On today’s docket: movies, movies, movies, and a tribute to Working Title Films, an integral part of our Focus on UK Film program. We’ve got you covered!  If the ticketing site says “Sold Out,” keep in mind that we are hearing that […]

Q&A: Liesbeth De Ceulaer on ‘Behind the Redwood Curtain’

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Imbued with a mesmerizing, dreamlike quality, Liesbeth De Ceulaer’s confident first feature takes us to the majestic Redwood Forest and introduces us to people who have strong personal connections to this once isolated region of California. Through seamless vignettes and stunningly saturated cinematography, we meet activists, scientists, loggers, tree dwellers, and Native Americans who share […]

Q&A: Douglas and Roger Kass on ‘Emptying the Skies’

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Based on an article in The New Yorker by best-selling writer Jonathan Franzen, Emptying the Skies chronicles the poaching of migratory birds in southern Europe and introduces us to the intrepid volunteer squad of bird-lovers trying to stop it. Trapped at “pinch points” near the Mediterranean, these globetrotting songbirds are considered culinary delicacies and reap big […]

Q&A: Carlos Agulló on Plot For Peace

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A true story of intrigue, Plot for Peace traces the behind-the-scenes diplomatic maneuverings to release Nelson Mandela from jail in South Africa in the 1980s. For the first time, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters reveal how Africa’s front line states helped end apartheid. One man stood at the center of […]

HIFF 2013 Award-Winning Films to Screen Monday, October 14

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When looking at the HIFF 2013 program, are you paralyzed with indecision? If all the spectacular movie choices overwhelm you, roll the dice and let the jury and HIFF audiences dictate what you should see. Monday, October 14, is the final day of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, and the Golden Starfish Award winners—decided […]