Next up at SummerDocs: ‘Listen to Me Marlon’

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On Saturday, August 1, HIFF’s first-rate SummerDocs series, presented by TNT’s Public Morals, continues with the captivating and dreamy Listen To Me Marlon. Following the screening, series host Alec Baldwin will moderate a conversation with filmmaker Stevan Riley. A documentary that shatters the boundaries between filmmaker and subject, Listen To Me Marlon is part family photo album, part diary, part revelation. A confessional […]

Q&A: Anthony Baxter on Davids Fighting Goliaths in ‘A Dangerous Game’

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Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, where A Dangerous Game had its U.S. premiere. A Dangerous Game is now available on VOD nationwide.  In A Dangerous Game, the follow-up to You’ve Been Trumped (HIFF 2011), filmmaker Anthony Baxter is still hot on Donald Trump’s tail as the billionaire sets out to […]

Q&A: Seminal Documentarian Albert Maysles on Fashion Maven ‘Iris’

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Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons Film Festival.  Iris is now playing in select theaters! The great documentarian Albert Maysles’ latest film Iris is about fashion- and interior-design maven Iris Apfel, now 93 years old, as she celebrates the late wave of popularity she enjoyed on the heels the Met’s 2006 exhibition […]

Q&A: Amir Bar-Lev on the Complicated Shame of ‘Happy Valley’

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Happy Valley centers on the people of State College, Pennsylvania, and its conflicted reactions to the Penn State football scandal in the months following Jerry Sandusky’s arrest for child molestation. With interviews with those directly involved and die-hard fans alike, documentarian Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That) captures the college town […]

Q&A: Ross Kauffman & Katy Chevigny on the Fearlessness of the ‘E-Team’

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Anna, Ole, Fred, and Peter are members of the Emergency Team (E-Team) for a respected international human rights organization, the first people on the scene when there is suspicion of human rights abuses. Entering areas of conflict like Syria or post-Qaddafi Libya, they gather evidence to determine if further investigation is warranted, and often what […]