HIFF 2014: Screening in Sag Harbor

Did you know that HIFF 2014 offers screenings and events throughout the East End? We’ve lined up theaters from Montauk to Southampton, and just about everywhere in between. Here are just a few of the stellar films that are screening at Sag Harbor Cinema!


Gabriel-650Friday, October 10, 6:30 pm
Sag Harbor Cinema
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Longing for stability in the throes of mental illness, Gabriel (an astounding Rory Culkin) will stop at nothing until he proposes to his high school girlfriend—never mind the fact that they haven’t seen each other in years. Abrasive and irrational, Gabriel nonetheless evokes empathy as he winds his way through New York City and Long Island on his quest, in large thanks to Rory Culkin’s commanding performance. A sure-footed portrait of a young man on the edge, Lou Howe’s debut feature examines our fixation with the nuclear household, and whether or not it’s all it’s cracked up to be.

Scheduled to attend: Rory Culkin, Lou Howe

Back on Board

Back-on-Board-650Saturday, October 11, 12:00 pm
Sag Harbor Cinema
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A refreshingly candid documentary film, Back on Board follows four-time Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis over the past three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated. With unprecedented access, the film reveals the complicated life of an athlete whose grace, beauty, and courage sparked a worldwide fascination with diving. It chronicles Louganis’ rise from a difficult upbringing to nearly universal acclaim as the greatest diver ever, and from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to overlooked sports icon.

Scheduled to appear: producers Will Sweeney, Karen K. H. Sim

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Low Down

Friday, October 10, 9:00 pm
Sag Harbor Cinema
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Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albany, Low Down is a compassionate look at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) and her father Joe (John Hawkes), a man torn between his musical ambition, his devotion to his teenage daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction. Set against a sensuously textured 1970s Hollywood, director Jeff Preiss beautifully evokes a colorful, seedy world of struggling musicians, artists, and vagabonds, in which Joe and Amy-Jo strive to live the lives they want against seemingly insurmountable odds. Featuring Caleb Landry Jones, one of our Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch.

Scheduled to attend: director Jeff Preiss

A Dangerous Game

Saturday, October 11, 4:15 pm
Sag Harbor Cinema
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In this 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 build yet another luxury golf course along the idyllic Scottish seaside. As locals unite to halt construction, their counterparts in Croatia are engaged in a similar battle of public will as they face down developers (and politicians) of their own. A dogged, entertaining storyteller, Baxter weaves together compelling interviews and highlights these David-and-Goliath stories for a purpose: imploring us to take a stand against turning our natural resources into global vacation spots for the ultra-rich.

Scheduled to attend: Anthony Baxter, Richard Phinney


Sunday, October 12, 5:45 pm
Sag Harbor Cinema
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The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, a determined matriarch Betty (Joanne Kelly, TV’s Hostages) confronts a few harsh realities: a failing business, her husband’s deteriorating health, and a family home on the brink of foreclosure. When presented with an illegal but well-compensated job offer (already turned down by her husband), Betty meets the challenge head-on. First-time writer/director Kimberly Levin follows Betty’s perseverance with astonishing narrative economy and bristling tension, anchored by Kelly’s indomitable central turn.

Scheduled to attend: Kimberly Levin, Kurt Pitzer, and cast

Note: all attendees subject to change.
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