Friday Flashback: ‘TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON’

“Hamilton’s story is so filled with dramatic incident and personal and psychological complexity, not to mention spectacular visuals of waves upward of 100 feet tall, that it compels attention whether surfing means anything to you or not.” — Los Angeles Times Our 2017 SummerDocs series included Rory Kennedy‘s documentary TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF […]

Meet the HIFF 2018 Jury

Narrative Jury The Narrative Jury bestows the award for Best Narrative Feature Film and Best Narrative Short Film. Geralyn Dreyfous Geralyn Dreyfous has a wide, distinguished background in the arts and participates on numerous boards and initiatives. She is the founder of the Utah Film Center and co-founder of Impact Partners Film Fund with Dan […]

Slideshow: ‘TAKE EVERY WAVE’ at SummerDocs

Friday night was spectacular on the deck at Gurney’s Montauk, as surfers, documentary fans and Montauk locals mingled for Rory Kennedy‘s latest documentary, TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON! Following the screening—under a magical moonlit sky—Hamilton and Kennedy joined SummerDocs host Alec Baldwin and HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent for a lively conversation about skin care […]

SummerDocs: ‘Take Every Wave,’ August 4, Gurney’s, 8:30pm

SummerDocs host (and HIFF Co-Chair) Alec Baldwin is back for the ninth year to present new and groundbreaking documentary filmmaking and thought-provoking stories across the East End. On Friday, August 4, join us for TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON at Gurney’s Montauk. Oscar®-nominated director Rory Kennedy (LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM) returns to SummerDocs with her thrilling and candid portrait […]

VIDEO: ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Q&A with Rory Kennedy, Alec Baldwin & More

This past Saturday, the 2014 HIFF SummerDocs season continued with Last Days in Vietnam, Rory Kennedy‘s riveting and personal account of the desperate evacuation of Saigon in 1975: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a […]