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Jackman's October Surprise, Chelsea and Donna Chat, More

Tue, 10/11/2022 - 10:57
Hugh Jackman made an unannounced appearance, with David Nugent, at Sunday's screening of his new film "The Son" at the East Hampton Middle School.
Jess Dalene/Courtesy HamptonsFilm

The Hamptons International Film Festival showed it still had the ability to surprise its guests on Sunday when Hugh Jackman made an unannounced appearance at the screening of his new film, Florian Zeller's "The Son." After the film, he sat down for a chat with David Nugent, the festival's artistic director.

The rest of the weekend brought more screenings and parties with the 30th Anniversary Party on Saturday at the Southampton home of the current chairman Randy Mastro, the Chairman's Reception on Sunday at the home of the former chairman Stuart Suna, and the Nat Geo Reception on Monday. Other film screenings included "Call Jane," "Rosaline," "The Banshees of Inisherin," "Devotion," and many more. Martin McDonagh, the director of "Banshees" participated in a discussion of his career with Eric Kohn in Sag Harbor and then came to East Hampton for a screening of his film. And on Monday, Chelsea Clinton and Donna Karan discussed Ms. Clinton's new series "Gutsy" at the East Hampton Middle School.

The festival continues with screenings today through Sunday. 

Kaitlyn Dever, the star of the film "Rosaline," before its screening on Sunday in East Hampton. Barry Gordin/Courtesy HamptonsFilm

Bob Balaban and Nancy Buirski on the red carpet before the screening of her film "Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy," a documentary about the 1970s film, in which Mr. Balaban acted. Barry Gordin/Courtesy HamptonsFilm

Chelsea Clinton and Donna Karan outside the East Hampton Middle School before their conversation. Durell Godfrey

Martin McDonagh, Carter Burwell, and David Nugent discuss Mr. McDonagh's film "The Banshees of Inisherin," for which Mr. Burwell wrote the musical score. Chloe Gifkins/Courtesy Hamptons Film


At the 30th Anniversary Party at the residence of the HIFF chairman, Randy Mastro, Alec Baldwin, a former co-chairman with Mr. Mastro, joined a group of filmmakers such as Anastasia Schevchenko, Sarah McCarthy, Moses Bwayo, Mark Gettes, and Estariya Venus. Chloe Gifkins/Courtesy HamptonsFilm

Stanley Whitney, whose painting was used in this year's HIFF poster, with an image of it outside the Sag Harbor Cinema. Jess Dalene/Courtesy HamptonsFilm

Ricki Stern and Graeme Wood at the screening of her film "A Radical Life." Chloe Gifkins/Courtesy HamptonsFilm

The Suna family, who hosted the Chairman's Reception, a tradition since Stuart Suna, center, was chairman, and their dogs, Kai and Koa. Durell Godfrey

Chris Columbus discussed his filmmaking career with Michael Weber at Rowdy Hall on Monday. Jess Dalene//Courtesy HamptonsFilm

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin with their children at the Chairman's Reception. Durell Godfrey


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