Sunday at #HIFF25: Annette Bening, GET OUT, Rob Reiner & More

It’s Sunday Funday at HIFF25!

HIFF is showing no signs of slowing down. On deck today: A Conversation with Annette Bening, IN THE FADEAnatomy of a Scene: GET OUTEN EL SÉPTIMO DÍAI AM EVIDENCE, Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights winner THE LAST PIG, FILMWORKER, our Student Short Film winners, the Sunday Centerpiece film BREATHE, A Conversation with Rob Reiner, our final Winick Talk, and so much more! Read on, festival fans!

Browse today’s schedule here:
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Annette Bening 400A Conversation With Annette Bening

Annette Bening is a four-time Academy Award nominee, two-time Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner. She was last seen in A24’s 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (HIFF 2016), directed by Mike Mills, for which she received her eighth Golden Globe nomination, as well as Warren Beatty’s RULES DON’T APPLY.

Upcoming for Annette is Paul McGuigan’s FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (HIFF25) with Jamie Bell; Michael Mayer’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play THE SEAGULL opposite Saoirse Ronan; Dan Fogelman’s drama LIFE, ITSELF with Olivia Wilde, Oscar Isaac, Samuel L. Jackson and Antonio Banderas; and Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut GEORGETOWN, opposite Waltz and Vanessa Redgrave.

TODAY | 7:30pm | East Hampton Middle School

Moderated by Bob Balaban (actor, director, HIFF Board Member)


Directed by Fatih Akin
In this tightly-wound revenge thriller, Cannes Best Actress Diane Kruger is a grieving wife and mother pushed to the edge, forced to find her own justice in the wake of a failed judicial system.
Special Guest: Diane Kruger

Today | 8:15pm | Guild Hall
Encore screening Monday | 4:15pm | Guild Hall

Meet the Documentary Competition Filmmakers at Winick Talks at Rowdy Hall, HIFF 2016. Photo: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images.

Meet the Documentary Competition Filmmakers at Winick Talks at Rowdy Hall, HIFF 2016. Photo: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images.

Meet the Competition Filmmakers

Winick Talks at Rowdy Hall
The Competition section of the Festival recognizes the work of emerging directors from around the world in narrative feature, documentary feature, and short film. Join some of the highly innovative and creative competitors as they discuss the highs and lows of their filmmaking careers, what it’s like to get started in the business, and the specific challenges of contemporary filmmaking.

10am | Rowdy Hall in East Hampton | Free; no ticket required
Breakfast will be served!

Last Pig 650THE LAST PIG

Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights
Directed by Allison Argo
A moving meditation on a man’s crisis of faith, THE LAST PIG follows Bob Comis as he concludes his last season as a pig farmer. Peppered with reflections on his decade with the pigs, what at first appear to be mundane daily rituals swell as ethical questions for farmer Bob. In this intimate portrayal of a man at a crossroads, we are welcomed into the sacred moment of choice.

TODAY | 2:00pm | UA East Hampton
Encore screening Monday | 2:00pm | Bay Street Theater

The Compassion, Justice & Animal Rights panel will follow today’s screening, addressing the issues in the film.

El En Septimo Dia 650EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA

Directed by Jim McKay
Returning to feature filmmaking after a decade in television, indie veteran Jim McKay’s offers a heartfelt, subtle, and captivating portrait of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. José is a hardworking delivery man whose only respite from his overwhelming schedule is his local soccer team. But when assigned a double shift on the day of the championship, José is forced to either let down his team or lose his only source of income. Refreshingly authentic and frequently humorous, this rare film highlights the consequences of the most seemingly simple decisions.
Presented in participation with Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island.

All proceeds from this screening will be donated to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico.

> Interview with director Jim McKay

TODAY | 12:45pm | UA East Hampton

I Am Evidence 650I AM EVIDENCE

Directed by Trish Adlesic & Geeta Gandbhir
Produced by Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU), I AM EVIDENCE uncovers the many disturbing ways our criminal justice system neglects victims of sexual assault. In this revealing exposé, the filmmakers investigate the alarming number of untested evidence kits that have accumulated over the last several decades, denying justice to thousands of survivors in the process. Giving voice to the brave individuals affected by this misconduct and to the heroic law enforcement officials who tirelessly work to deliver long-awaited due process in these cases, I AM EVIDENCE is a powerful call to action.

TODAY | 1:15pm | UA East Hampton


Selected from hundreds of submissions by a jury of industry professionals, these prize-winning short films showcase the extraordinary talent and achievements of five exceptional student filmmakers. All filmmakers will be in attendance today!

Runtime: 99 min

TODAY | 5:45pm | UA East Hampton

Sponsored by

Filmworker 650FILMWORKER

Directed by Tony Zierra
Actor Leon Vitali met Stanley Kubrick during the filming of BARRY LYNDON, and soon became the director’s personal assistant, right-hand man, and, most tumultuously of all, friend. FILMWORKER provides a fascinating firsthand account of a complex relationship.

Alec Baldwin will moderate the Q&A after today’s screening:
TODAY | 3:00pm | UA East Hampton

Love Means Zero 650LOVE MEANS ZERO

Directed by Jason Kohn
“The sports documentary began to evolve into a family drama.” Director Jason Kohn took some unexpected turns he took in making his documentary about the infamous tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, whose players included Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Boris Becker.

TODAY | 6:30pm | UA East Hampton

Summer 1993 650SUMMER 1993

Directed by Carla Simón
Carla Simon’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 | 6:45pm | UA East Hampton

Work 650THE WORK

Directed by Jairus McLeary & Gethin Aldous
Twice a year, the maximum-security Folsom State Prison allows free citizens to participate in an intensive group therapy program with the incarcerated men inside. These raw and revealing sessions capture harrowing moments of human vulnerability, catharsis, and connection in the process. Awarded Best Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival, this extraordinary feat of verité filmmaking looks behind prison walls to reveal a movement of redemption that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

TODAY | 10:15pm | UA East Hampton




Directed by Josh Koury & Myles Kane
When legendary journalist Gay Talese publishes an excerpt from his upcoming book in The New Yorker in 2016, he finds himself in the middle of a controversy about a Colorado motel owner with nefarious habits.

TODAY | 12:30pm | UA East Hampton

Breathe_170816_Day37_ 1428.jpgSunday Centerpiece: BREATHE

Directed by Andy Serkis
Best-known for his motion-capture work as Gollum in THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and Caesar in the PLANET OF THE APES series, Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with the inspiring true story of activists Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award® nominee Andrew Garfield and Golden Globe® winner Claire Foy). When Robin’s shocking contraction of rapid-onset polio leaves him paralyzed, the two make the controversial decision to remove him from the hospital and define a different life for him. Working together to both create a sustainable condition for Robin and break the stigma surrounding disability rights, the two begin a groundbreaking campaign captured with a warm and enlivening touch by Garfield, Foy, and Serkis.
Special guest: Andy Serkis (today only)
TODAY | 5:00pm | Guild Hall (Rush only)
Encore Sunday | 3:45pm | Bay Street Theater

Get OutAnatomy of a Scene: GET OUT

Join us for this special event around Universal Pictures’ breakout hit GET OUT, from writer/director/producer Jordan Peele. The critically acclaimed speculative thriller tells the story of a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate… and becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. The event will explore scenes from the groundbreaking film and welcome a conversation about its themes, as well as their relevance to today’s political and cultural climate.

Peele, fellow GET OUT producers Jason Blum and Sean McKittrick, and stars Daniel Kaluuya (one of 2017’s Variety 10 Actors to Watch honorees) and Allison Williams will be in attendance.

Moderated by Eric Kohn, chief film critic and deputy editor for Indiewire, and chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle.

TODAY | 5:00pm | Bay Street Theater

Rob Reiner 400A Conversation With Rob Reiner

Two-time Emmy® Award winner Rob Reiner first came to fame as an actor on the landmark television series All In The Family. He went on to become an acclaimed director of some of the most popular and influential motion pictures of the last 35 years. From THIS IS SPINAL TAP, STAND BY ME, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY to MISERY, A FEW GOOD MEN, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, and GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI, Reiner has shown versatility in tackling different genres. Reiner is also known for his political activism.

His latest film, LBJ, also starring Woody Harrelson, will screen at HIFF25.

Moderated by Alison Willmore, Critic, BuzzFeed News

TODAY | 1:00pm | East Hampton Middle School

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