#HIFF2013: Focus On Sports

The Armstrong Lie

Covering everything from cycling to tennis to golf, these HIFF selections are must-sees for sports-lovers: Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room) masterfully pieces together raw, unseen footage and interviews from the 2009 Tour de France, documenting Armstrong’s post-cancer return to cycling and the deafening controversy surrounding his current cultural status as […]

Q&A: Director Kevin Connolly on ‘Big Shot’

Kevin-Connolly

In 1996, the once-dominant New York Islanders were in serious trouble. Then along came a Dallas businessman named John Spano, who swooped in and agreed to buy the team for $165 million. Things began to look up for the Islanders—way up. But it was all smoke and mirrors. Big Shot goes inside an extraordinary scandal […]

HIFF 2013 Is Off and Running: ‘Views From Long Island Program’ Announced

Paula Garces in The Maid's Room

Three features and five shorts have been selected for section that focuses on local filmmakers, landscapes and issues. The first program of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF 2013) has been unveiled: Views From Long Island features local/resident filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important issues—both social and political—facing Hamptons communities. The program […]