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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
Film Festival Raises Curtain With 'Just Mercy'

On Thursday's wet and windy fall evening, the Hamptons International Film Festival raised the curtain on its 27th edition. "Just Mercy," the opening night film, was screened at Guild Hall and the East Hampton Cinema with a party following at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack.

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
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
3 Days, 2 Nights, and Decades in the Making

The story of the Godfrey family explored in “3 Days, 2 Nights” is a natural for film or print. A tragic plane accident leaves two brothers — Andy, 8, and Mark, 11 — parentless and fighting for their lives on a stormy mountainside in Colorado. They survived to tell the tale, and yet, for decades, they didn't.

Oct 8, 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