Saturday Shines: Joel Schumacher, The Great Invisible, Young Ones, Back on Board

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Movie theaters were built for rainy days, so settle into the theater of your choice and make it a triple-header! Director Joel Schumacher is known for his versatility, style, and ability to move seamlessly between film genres with equal popular success and critical acclaim. Today we’re honored to have him join our A Conversation With… series, during which he will receive […]

Friday Snapshots: Day 2 at HIFF 2014

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Friday was our first full day of screenings and events at HIFF 2014, and from what we could tell, audiences are *loving* the movies, panels, and conversations in and out of the theaters. Friday highlights included acclaimed actress Patricia  Clarkson, both in A Conversation With… (sponsored by NYU Langone Medical Center), and in her latest film, Isabel […]

Q&A: Volker Schlöndorff on the Tense Negotiations of ‘Diplomacy’

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Towards the end of World War II, General Dietrick von Choltitz, the governor of Nazi-occupied Paris, receives an order to destroy the city if the Nazis lose it to Allied forces. With explosives strapped to bridges and landmarks, the General is prepared to carry out this atrocity when Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling appears in […]

HIFF 2014 Views From Long Island Announced; Bob Balaban Named Honorary Chairman

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The end of summer is always bittersweet. While we’re sad to see those long, lazy beach days disappear, the silver lining is that HIFF is suddenly right around the corner: October 9-13. Today we are pleased to announce our selections for the Views from Long Island section, which focuses on local films and filmmakers with geographic […]