25 Years 25 Films: ‘THE COVE’

As summer in the Hamptons heats up this June, revisit two classic films via our celebratory 25 Years: 25 Films series honoring HIFF’s Silver Anniversary!



Director: Louie Psihoyos
Sunday, June 25 | 7:00pm
Guild Hall of East Hampton

HIFF’s first SummerDoc film and eventual Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, THE COVE is an astounding piece of investigative journalism with the heart of an action thriller. Led by Louie Psihoyos, leader of the Ocean Preservation Society, and Richard O’Barry, an internationally recognized authority on dolphin training who is best known for his work on the1960’s TV show Flipper, the film follows a high-tech dive team on a mission to discover the truth about the international dolphin capture trade as practiced in Taji, Japan.

Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras, Psihoyos brings confidence and precision to his insider’s account of this life-or-death covert operation as the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. A celebrated photographer who has created images for National Geographic for 18 years, Psihoyos captures the magnificence of the dolphins themselves and the ocean that surrounds them.

Proceeds from this screening will help to support HIFF’s Compassion, Justice, and Animal Rights program and HIFF’s Education Initiatives.

Tickets are FREE to members​!
(Members received an email with instructions about creating an Elevent account. If you have questions, please email membership@hamptonsfilmfest.org.)

$15 General Public​

Become a member today, and be our guest at this special screening!



Director: Susan Seidelman
Sunday, June 11 | 8:30pm

Gurney’s | Montauk
Free Screening!

As the leaders of the original Baby Boomer generation now approach retirement age, the concept of what it means to be older is dramatically changing​ (h​ey, Mick Jagger is a grandfather!)​, s​o those who think that new love and romance end well before retirement age are in for a reality check.​

BOYNTON BEACH CLUB is a romantic comedy about our amazing capacity to rebound and fall in love at any age. Lois, Harry, Marilyn, Sandy and Jack live in an “Active Adult” community in Boynton Beach, Florida.​ ​Their lives intersect when they meet at a local Bereavement Club, where they’ve gone to find emotional support after the loss of a loved one​.

Soon they each find themselves on a journey they could never have predicted, when they reenter the “dating scene” after many decades, only to find that it’s a whole new world out there.​ BOYNTON BEACH CLUB shows us that it’s never too late to fall in love with ourselves and others, whatever our age.​

Starring Dyan Cannon, Brenda Vaccaro, Len Cariou, Joseph Bologna, Sally Kellerman and Michael Nouri

Read more about the 25 Years: 25 Films series, happening all year long.