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First Full Day of Film Fest on Friday Brings 'Flint,' 'Irishman,' and More

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:21
Tom Dolby and Lena Olin came out to support their film "The Artist's Wife" at the 1770 House on Friday, ahead of its screening at Guild Hall.
Durell Godfrey


The first full day of the Hamptons International Film Festival included a talk on short films, the opening of the virtual reality program at East Hampton Library, and screenings of films from all over the world in theaters in East Hampton, Southampton, and Sag Harbor. 

After the world premiere of “Flint,” a documentary focused on that city’s water crisis from its inception to the present, with an emphasis on the shattered lives and courageous activism of its citizens, the film festival held a panel discussion that ranged from the specifics of Flint’s tragedy to more general issues of water quality, environmental stewardship, and the need for citizens to become better informed and politically engaged.

Katherine Narducci, Jane Rosenthal, and Stephanie Kurtzuba introduced "The Irishman" screening before jetting off to participate in the London Film Festival, where the film is also a selection there.
Doug Kuntz


David Nugent, the artistic director of the film festival, with Anthony Baxter and Richard Phinney, the filmmakers behind "Flint," which was screened with a panel discussion in East Hampton.
Doug Kuntz


The discussion of the film "Flint" at the East Hampton Cinema included, left to right, the film's producer, Richard Phinney, its director, Anthony Baxter, Michelle Amelia Newman, an attorney with the National Resources Defense Council, Sarah J. Meyland, an associate professor at New York Institute of Technology, and Kevin McAllister, founder and president of Defend H2O, a nonprofit based in Noyac.
Mark Segal


Gabe Polsky, the director, Steven Warshaw, the subject, and Dmitry Saltykovsky, the producer, of the film "Red Penguins" in East Hampton on Friday night.
Doug Kuntz


John Breen stopped by the 1770 House for photos on Friday ahead of the screening of his film "3 Days, 2 Nights" in Southampton on Sunday and in East Hampton on Monday.
Durell Godfrey

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