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 […]

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

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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

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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 […]