Views From Long Island Program Celebrates Local Filmmakers

HIFF 2015 Views From Long Island winner: WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN

Comprising four features and one short film, the Views From Long Island section focuses on local filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important social and political issues facing Long Island communities. Supported by the Suffolk County Film Commission. “Our Views From Long Island program has constantly showcased the best in filmmaking from our Long Island community. We truly value […]

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


Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, where Gabriel won the Views From Long Island award. Gabriel opens Friday, June 19, in select theaters. Director Lou Howe will do Q&As following the 7:40 pm screenings on June 19-20 at Village East Cinemas.  Longing for stability in the throes of mental illness, Gabriel (Rory Culkin) will stop […]

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


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: Volker Schlöndorff on the Tense Negotiations of ‘Diplomacy’


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


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 […]