Nostalgia, Platonic love, and a church-like experience would hardly be on the average man’s mind when contemplating a routine excursion to the East Hampton Town dump. Now the dump is referred to as the East Hampton Town recycling center. But Sunday arrived, time presented itself, the dump beckoned.
Cardboard boxes, a damaged plastic storage container, a toy lightsaber, a carved wooden handle, a child’s club with a note of the aboriginal: These artifacts would make their final departure to the unknown.
The Hanptons International Film Festival brought not just films but parties, tributes, panels, roundtables, awards, and chats both before and after screenings. Here are jus a few of the many, many moments that made up the film festival this weekend.
On Friday, the Hamptons Internationa Film Festival was already in full swing on its first full day of activities. Whether it was discussions, screenings, or parties filmmakers, stars, and audiences were all over East Hampton Village and the surrounding area taking in the events and discussing them over snacks and drinks all over town.
The Hamptons International Film Festival officially kicked off with a screening of "Kill Your Darlings," John Krokidas's film about Allen Ginsberg's first year at Columbia University and the real life person who brought him together with Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs in New York City just when World War II was nearing its end.