HIFF 2016 is Here! Screenings All Day in East Hampton…

It’s here! We’re thrilled to kick off the 24th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival with LOVING, Jeff Nichols‘ poignant and moving chronicle of one couple’s very personal fight for their right to love each other. In the process, they changed history. Read more.



Altour-150Opening Night is presented by Delta Air Lines and Altour International.

If you don’t have tickets, the Rush Line is your best bet: At any screening or event at HIFF 2016, you can queue up before the screenings—and we have the film showing on two screens, Guild Hall at 6:30 and East Hampton UA at 7:00. About 5 minutes before showtime, after an in-theater headcount, we will accommodate as many viewers from the Rush Lines as possible. Good luck!

If Rush Lines aren’t your cup of tea, there are still plenty of tickets available for screenings all day long, including international gems, Competition films and more!

Browse today’s schedule here:


Directed by Keith Maitland | New York Premiere
TOWER struck double gold at this year’s SXSW Film Festival in Texas, winning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for Best Documentary. It’s a riveting and innovative look at America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others. Screening in competition.

TODAY | 4:45pm | UA East Hampton
Encore Screening Friday | 1:00pm | Bay Street Theater

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Spanning multiple generations, these funny and thoughtful short films from around the world reveal the universal complexity of family love.

Runtime: 89 min

TODAY | 3:45pm | UA East Hampton
Encore Screening Friday | 2:30pm | UA East Hampton

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Films of Conflict & Resolution | Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
A young Afghan refugee living in Iran dreams of becoming a famous rapper, despite her family’s plans to marry her off for $9,000. Sonita defies local expectations and fights back with her music, crafting powerful lyrics that condemn a society filled with violence and oppression.

TODAY | 4:15 PM | UA East Hampton
Encore screening Friday | 7:30pm | UA Southampton

under-the-shadow-650UNDER THE SHADOW
Directed by Babak Anvari
Recently named the UK’s entry into the Academy Awards® race for Best Foreign Language Film, UNDER THE SHADOW is a brilliantly layered story of psychological terror and political turmoil—a haunting and atmospheric debut.

TODAY (one screening only!) | 8:00pm | UA East Hampton

There are plenty of other films on deck today.
Browse the entire schedule here.
See you at the movies!