HIFF Interview: Steven Bernstein on His Sloan Prize-Winning Film ‘Decoding Annie Parker’

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Update April 2014: This interview originally ran as part of our coverage of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival. Decoding Annie Parker opens in select theaters on May 2, 2014. Learn more! Director/co-writer Steven Bernstein’s new film Decoding Annie Parker arrives at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival with quite a pedigree. The film has received […]

Q&A: Patrick Daniels and Bob Berger on ‘Charlie Victor Romeo’

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With dialogue taken from actual black box transcripts of six real-life major airline emergencies, Charlie Victor Romeo is a haunting, riveting theatrical experience superbly translated to film by directors Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels, and Karlyn Michelson. Started on stage in 1999 at the Collective: Unconscious Theater on the Lower East Side, this compelling, almost experimental […]

Q&A: Director Eric Steele on ‘Bob Birdnow’s Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self’

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Bob Birdnow is a curious candidate for a motivational speaker. Balding, crippled, and past middle-aged. He does have something no one else has though: a remarkable tale of human survival and the transcendence of self. When asked by his old friend to speak at a conference, he avoids the subject, opting for a more traditional […]

HIFF 2013 Golden Starfish Competition Announced: Narratives, Docs and Shorts

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Fifteen films have been selected to compete in this year’s Golden Starfish competition at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, including five films each in the documentary, narrative and short film categories. “The films in our Golden Starfish section allow us to shine a light on exciting new work by emerging filmmakers from around the […]

Q&A: Director Michael Walker on ‘The Maid’s Room’

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In The Maid’s Room, Drina, a young immigrant from Colombia, is hired by the Crawford family as a live-in maid for their weekend house in East Hampton. When the Crawfords’ son Brandon comes home from college one weekend, something horrible occurs, and Drina unwittingly becomes the only person outside the family to know. But before her […]