Friday at #HIFF25

Well, Opening Night was all that and more—three standing ovations for ITZHAK! Check out the slideshow.

We hope you enjoyed your first day of movies. Friday is jam-packed with even more goodness, including the Friday Centerpiece film GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, the Conflict & Resolution winner HONDROSSTRONG ISLAND, six (!) world premieres, including 11/8/16 and THE MISOGYNISTS, SUMMER 1993, and LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY, AND A CASTLE, and our first Winick Talk of 2017. Read on, movie fans!

Browse today’s schedule here:
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winick streaming era 650Navigating the Streaming Era

Winick Talks at Rowdy Hall
This morning at 10am, join us for the first in our free Winick Talks series at Rowdy Hall! As the landscape of film distribution and exhibition continues to evolve at a rapid pace, filmmakers must decide between a variety of potential avenues through which to get their work into the world, and audiences face a neverending feeling of decision fatigue. This panel discussion will help to shed light on an exciting and ever-changing landscape.

10am | Rowdy Hall (10 Main Street, EH) | Free; no ticket required
Breakfast will be served!

Strong Island 650STRONG ISLAND

The dynamics of family, loss, and racial injustice converge in Yance Ford​’s haunting meditation on a senseless death, which skillfully balances memoir with true crime investigation. STRONG ISLAND is a powerful examination of one grieving family’s quest for the truth.

Screening TODAY only | 12:00pm | Bay Street Theater

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Novitiate 650NOVITIATE

East Coast Premiere | Directed by Maggie Betts
In a 1960s convent, a young nun-in-training (Margaret Qualley) and her Mother Superior (Melissa Leo) struggle with the Church’s plans for liberal reform.

TODAY | 4:00pm | East Hampton UA
Encore screening Monday | 6:45pm | Bay Street Theater

Liberian Government Troops Push Back RebelsHONDROS

Directed by Greg Campbell
For 18 years, HIFF’s Conflict & Resolution section has featured important films with global perspectives. This year’s winning film is a stirring portrait of the life of a pioneering photographer committed to bearing witness to the human condition.
Winner: Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for Films of Conflict & Resolution

TODAY | 1:30pm | UA East Hampton
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Supported by The Brizzolara Family Foundation

Six World Premieres Today at #HIFF25!

11.8.16 65011/8/16

Curated and produced by Jeff Deutchman
World Premiere
On the day of the 2016 presidential election, filmmaker Jeff Deutchman and a collection of directors survey the thoughts and feelings of ordinary Americans as they head to the ballot box. Told in brief vignettes from across the country and focusing on voters from every side of the political spectrum, the film humanizes the electorate in an age of sweeping generalizations.
> Interview with Jeff Deutchman

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TODAY | 4:00pm | UA East Hampton
Encore screening Sunday | 4:00pm | UA East Hampton

Misogynists 650The Misogynists

Directed by Onur Tukel | World Premiere
In a single, fully-stocked hotel room on the night of the 2016 general election, two Trump supporters celebrate the unexpected results. Indie provocateur Onur Tukel, with a gleefully deranged lead performance from Dylan Baker, digs deep into a divided America and the night’s mass existential crisis, leaving some disquieting results.
> Interview with director Onur Tukel

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TODAY | 8:30pm | UA East Hampton
Encore screening Saturday | 9:15pm | UA East Hampton

In addition, these four films will also have their World Premieres today. Advance tickets are no longer available, but Rush Lines could be just the ticket!

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Summer 1993 650SUMMER 1993

New York Premiere | Directed by Carla Simón
Carla Simón
’s autobiographical feature is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world, anchored by a flawless performance by its young star.

TODAY | 12:30pm | UA East Hampton
Encore screening Sunday | 6:45pm | UA East Hampton

Lots of Kids Monkey Castle 650LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY, AND A CASTLE

New York Premiere | Directed by Gustavo Salmerón
Julita’s biggest wishes in life were to have lots of children and a pet monkey, and to live in a castle. Gustavo Salmerón’s humorously candid film is a touching documentary about his eccentric, otherworldly family living in contemporary Spain.

TODAY | 1:15pm | UA East Hampton
Encore screening Saturday | 4:45pm | UA East Hampton

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Domhnall Gleeson as 'Alan Milne' and Margot Robbie as 'Daphne MiGoodbye Christopher Robin

Simon Curtis presents a heartfelt look into the complicated relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (newcomer Will Tilston), whose collection of toys and unbridled imagination inspired the enchanting world of Winnie the Pooh. As the family suddenly finds themselves swept up in the international success—Milne’s wife (Margot Robbie) revels in the spotlight while her son struggles with the abrupt loss of his childhood.

Special guests: director Simon Curtis, composer Carter Burwell

North American Premiere | Southampton UA | 7:00pm
If you don’t have tickets, the Rush Line is your best bet. Good luck!

Southampton Opening Night is presented by
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There are plenty of other films on deck today.
Browse the entire schedule here.
See you at the movies!