Local Filmmakers + Local Stories

If you live on Long Island, you know your neighbors have opinions, creativity and talent to spare (!). Check out the diverse and dynamic selections in this year’s Views From Long Island section, featuring both truth-is-stranger-than-fiction local stories and the uniquely East End vision of local filmmakers. Supported by the Suffolk County Film Commission. Docu-Series THE KILLING […]

Views From Long Island Program Celebrates Local Filmmakers

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 […]