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Hamptons International Film Festival

Mark Wahlberg in Patriots Day: Heroes at the Lotos Club and Marathon: The Patriot's Day Bombing on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.22.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Two excellent films bring a dark day to life: Peter Berg's Patriots Day and Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's Marathon The Patriot's Day Bombing. Pet...

Disturbing the Peace: A Vision of Hope

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The PeadeThe riveting documentary Disturbing the Peace takes a hard look at the Middle East conflict from the perspective of former enemy combatants, ...

Riz Ahmed, Mahershala Ali, Aja Naomi King, Kara Hayward: Among the 10 to Watch at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.13.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The "10 to Watch" program at the Hamptons International Film Festival used to be called "Rising Stars," from which a very talented group of actors inc...

Alec Baldwin Races Back To The Hamptons International Film Festival After His SNL Stint As Trump

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

By Sunday he was back east, at the annual chairman's reception, addressing the crowd including Alex Gibney, Mariska Hargitay, Bob Balaban and many others.

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in 'Room'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.15.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The most terrifying movie of the season does not involve aliens, ghouls or men in hooded masks. It is the movie Room, from Emma Donoghue's screenplay based on her best-selling novel.

'Spotlight' Film Talk of the Town at Hamptons International Film Festival

Stacy Schneider | Posted 10.14.2016 | Entertainment
Stacy Schneider

Spotlight refers to the name of a close-knit team of investigative reporters who reported to Ben Bradlee, Jr. and were permitted to keep the subject of their investigations confidential from the rest of the newsroom. In 2001, these journalists began painstakingly uncovering the decades-long sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Boston.

Brunch With Emily Blunt at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.13.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Maidstone in East Hampton was party central for the Hamptons International Film Festival, both scheduled and spontaneous. Caterer Janet O'Brien, s...

Hamptons International Film Festival Opens With James Vanderbilt's "Truth" - Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford

Sally Fay | Posted 10.12.2016 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

There are many reasons to attend the Hamptons International Film Festival over Columbus Day weekend. First of all, it gets you out to New York and the Hamptons during, arguably, the most beautiful season on the east coast.

'Bridge of Spies' Premieres at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.05.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jan Donovan Amorosi had just seen Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies at a special screening the night before its New York Film Festival premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday night. "We had no idea what our father had gone through when we were growing up in Brooklyn."

"The Preppie Connection" Coming To The 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival

Sally Fay | Posted 10.04.2016 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

For Director, Joseph Castelo, "The Preppie Connection," is very personal. Castelo went to boarding school in the 80's. "I heard the story from other students. It was sort of a quiet legend that was passed around. The scandal broke on 60 minutes."

Marlon Brando Speaks for Himself: Listen to Me Marlon Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.30.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Stevan Riley's achievement in making a biopic about a great subject, Marlon Brando, who, despite having died in 2004, nevertheless comes fully alive in his own voice. Brando's life was complicated.

Life Before Facebook: An Old-School Documentary Walks Us Down High School Memory Lane

Stacy Schneider | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Stacy Schneider

All American is a time capsule of untouched, original, 1984 footage shot at Torrance High School in California, back when movies were actually shot with film. Remember that?

Jason Reitman's Lonely Planet: Men, Women, and Children

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Every computer-age gadget is deployed to bad effect in Jason Reitman's satiric new movie, Men, Women, and Children, and that's the least of the targets of his scrutiny: how about sex, ambition, and most of all, power, particularly of the parental kind.

Julianne Moore in Still Alice Closes the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Radiant in black taffeta on Guild Hall's stage after the movie Still Alice screened, Julianne Moore said the way you play a woman with degenerating ea...

Bill Murray's Funny Moves in St. Vincent: The Premiere

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Murray's shimmying in his seedy Sheepshead Bay kitchen, and singing to Dylan's "Shelter from the Storm," are some of the film's many highlights, but he has nothing on Naomi Watts' pole dancing with a baby bump.

German Slackers: Jan Ole Gerster on 'A Coffee in Berlin'

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.12.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In the vein of Woody Allen, Richard Linklater and other astute observers of the mundane and the absurd, Gerster paints a distinct portrait of a snapshot in time, in a specific location, while still making a story seem universal.

Griffin Dunne and Justin Schwarz Go West in The Discoverers

Kristin McCracken | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Griffin Dunne (After Hours) stars as Lewis Birch, an academic purveyor of not-quite-popular history whose principled refusal to cater to the lowest common denominator has left him without a publisher.

From the Hamptons, Six of the Best

Erica Abeel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Offering a blend of comedies, docs, bios and shorts, HIFF skims off the best from the major fests, from Cannes to Toronto, including high-profile films heading for the academy awards. Here from this year's fest are six of the best.

Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg: Kill Your Darlings Opens the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

After much buzz on the festival circuit, including Sundance, Venice, Toronto, to name a few, Kill Your Darlings opens the Hamptons International Film ...

Journey of a Lifetime: The Last Safari at Hamptons Film Fest

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

For many on the vast territories of the Rift Valley from Nairobi to Lake Turkana, this was the very first time they had ever seen a photo of themselves, let alone a giant one on a big screen broadcast for their entire village to the sound of music. And so the premise for a wonderful documentary, The Last Safari, was born.

Alec Baldwin Learns Life Lessons From 9 Year Old Golf Champ

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.31.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Is Alec Baldwin a good sport? At a pre-screening cocktail party at Mary Jane and Charles Brock's East Hampton residence, a property complete with croq...

Featuring Classics and Sneak Peeks of Hot New Indies, FILM @ Southampton Center Kicks Off July 12

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Kristin McCracken

Starting on July 12, The Hamptons International Film Festival and the Southampton Center (located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village) will co-present the inaugural season of FILM @ Southampton Center.

Hemingway's Anxiety of Influence: Running from Crazy at the Nantucket Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The masculinity of his myth and prose style made Ernest Hemingway the writer to topple for a generation of novelists in the last century.

Walking the Walk: Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

She may not be as famous as her sister in soul, Aretha Franklin, but that does not make Merry Clayton any less of a diva. Her story may be famous in m...

The Girl on HBO: Do Blondes Have More Fun?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Aided and abetted by his wife, Hitchcock could lure actresses into his movies. Who wouldn't want to work with such a genius? And, in Psycho, Rear Window, Vertigo, it is clear, he preferred blondes.