Q&A: Lou Howe on Bringing ‘Gabriel’ Back Home to the Hamptons

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Longing for stability in the throes of mental illness, Gabriel (Rory Culkin) will stop at nothing until he proposes to his high school girlfriend—never mind the fact that they haven’t seen each other in years. Abrasive and irrational, Gabriel nonetheless evokes empathy as he winds his way through New York City and Long Island on […]

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

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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 of her collection of often affordably priced fashion accessories. Maysles (Grey Gardens), who pops up from time to […]

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 […]

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

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Note: This interview ran as part of our coverage of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival. The film, which won the Views From Long Island competition at HIFF 2013, will open in theaters and debut on VOD on August 8, 2014. In The Maid’s Room, Drina, a young immigrant from Colombia, is hired by the Crawford […]