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Brian De Palma on a Remarkable Directing Career

The director Brian De Palma was in East Hampton to receive the Hamptons International Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award and spend an hour lobbing anecdotes, opinions, and snippets of film industry gossip back and forth with Alec Baldwin on Saturday afternoon at a packed Guild Hall.

Oct 17, 2019
Big Winners at Film Festival

Awards for the 27th Hamptons International Film Festival were presented on Monday morning in East Hampton.

Oct 17, 2019
Hamptons Film Fest Announces Key Award Winners

The films "A White, White Day" and "Overseas" were two of the major competition award winners announced on Monday by the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Oct 14, 2019
One More for 'The Irishman' and Some Take-Aways

Those who saw Martin Scorsese's epic "The Irishman" this weekend (or who plan to see it Monday at its last showing at 2:15 p.m. at the East Hampton Cinema) may have been disappointed in the lack of a post-screening discussion, but there were reasons for that.

Oct 13, 2019
Jenno Topping Comes Home With 'Ford v Ferrari'

Jenno Topping, who grew up in Sagaponack, came home on Saturday to introduce "Ford v Ferrari" as the producer of the film, directed by James Mangold. The movie was the Saturday Centerpiece of the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Oct 13, 2019
Saturday Brings Packed Films and Talks to HIFF

Saturday was a day in full at the Hamptons International Film Festival: full of screenings, talks, events, and parties. From morning to night, East Hampton to Southampton, it was a packed day.

Oct 12, 2019
'Flint' Film and Panel Raises Question of Water Supply Safety

Today’s world premiere of “Flint,” a new documentary about that city’s water crisis and the broader issues of infrastructure failure, partisan politics, and governmental accountability, was followed by a panel discussion on water quality.

Oct 11, 2019
Festival Previews: On Love and Loss, Cinema, Scandal Mongering, and a Warming Planet

The Hamptons International Film Festival, which happens today through Monday, offers scores of films in every category — narrative and documentary, features and shorts, foreign and domestic, and now even virtual reality. Each year The Star’s writers and editors preview a handful of selections for the curious who may want a bit more information before committing to a ticket or a rush line.

Oct 10, 2019
Jane Rosenthal: A Triumphant ‘Irishman’ and More

The producing partnership of Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro is as storied as it is long. Brought in to co-found and lead Tribeca Productions in 1989, Ms. Rosenthal has been key to expanding their empire to Tribeca Enterprises, Tribeca Institute, and the Tribeca Film Festival.

Oct 10, 2019
Tom Dolby's Return to the Hamptons

It was easy to walk into a film called “The Artist’s Wife” with a number of assumptions and delightful to come out with each one of them negated. Tom Dolby's sensitivity to his characters and setting positions it well above even the typical independent offering.

Oct 10, 2019
‘Waterproof’: An Ode to Bonac’s Guards

It took Mae Mougin 10 years to give birth to “Waterproof,” a 40-minute lifeguard-centered documentary film that celebrates the core of East Hampton, a community that she and the film’s Academy Award-winning director, Ross Kauffman, find to be exemplary in the way it pulls together.

Oct 10, 2019
New Brand, Logo, and Films

The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced it has a new parent company and logo and some additional films to round out its screening schedule for its main event beginning today.

Oct 10, 2019