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

Paula Garces in The Maid's Room

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 […]

Q&A: Director Eric Steel on ‘Kiss the Water’

Kiss the Water / credit: Ole Birkeland

For decades, on the edge of the Scottish coast, the enigmatic Megan Boyd learned and perfected the obscure craft of fly-making for fishermen. She twirled bits of feather, fur, silver, and gold into elaborate fishing flies, at once miniature works of art and absolutely lethal. Hailed as some of the best flies ever made, they […]

Q&A: Director Kevin Connolly on ‘Big Shot’

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In 1996, the once-dominant New York Islanders were in serious trouble. Then along came a Dallas businessman named John Spano, who swooped in and agreed to buy the team for $165 million. Things began to look up for the Islanders—way up. But it was all smoke and mirrors. Big Shot goes inside an extraordinary scandal […]

HIFF 2013 Is Off and Running: ‘Views From Long Island Program’ Announced

Paula Garces in The Maid's Room

Three features and five shorts have been selected for section that focuses on local filmmakers, landscapes and issues. The first program of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF 2013) has been unveiled: Views From Long Island features local/resident filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important issues—both social and political—facing Hamptons communities. The program […]