Q&A: Marc Levin on Finding Common Ground in ‘Class Divide’

Director Marc Levin (SCHMATTA: RAGS TO RICHES TO RAGS, HIFF ’09, and HARD TIMES: LOST ON LONG ISLAND, Audience Award, HIFF ’11) presents CLASS DIVIDE, a look into the modern effects of gentrification in West Chelsea, New York, as seen through the eyes of students from both sides of the street—one avenue and worlds apart. […]

HIFF Announces Spotlights, Closing Night, Conversations, World Cinema, Short Films and More

Today the Hamptons International Film Festival announced the remainder of their 2015 lineup, including Spotlight Films, World Cinema and Shorts programs. Emily Blunt, Michael Moore and Dan Rather will be in attendance to take part in A Conversation With… for the 23rd installment. The Festival will close with Steven Spielberg’s BRIDGE OF SPIES on Monday, […]

Q&A: Frank Hall Green on the Escape, Adventure and Nature of ‘Wildlike’

Note: This interview first ran as part of our coverage of the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival. Wildlike opens in select theaters and on iTunes on Friday, September 25. Watch the trailer and follow Wildlike on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. A beautiful trek into the stunning Alaskan wilderness, Frank Hall Green’s Wildlike follows 15-year-old Mackenzie on her first visit to the last frontier. […]

Q&A: Anthony Baxter on Davids Fighting Goliaths in ‘A Dangerous Game’

Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, where A Dangerous Game had its U.S. premiere. A Dangerous Game is now available on VOD nationwide.  In A Dangerous Game, the follow-up to You’ve Been Trumped (HIFF 2011), filmmaker Anthony Baxter is still hot on Donald Trump’s tail as the billionaire sets out to […]

Q&A: Amir Bar-Lev on the Complicated Shame of ‘Happy Valley’

Happy Valley centers on the people of State College, Pennsylvania, and its conflicted reactions to the Penn State football scandal in the months following Jerry Sandusky’s arrest for child molestation. With interviews with those directly involved and die-hard fans alike, documentarian Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That) captures the college town […]