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26TH HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Artistic Director David Nugent and Co-Chair Actor Alec Baldwin at the Opening Night Premiere of 

The Kindergarten Teacher

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews the Star of the Film, Maggie Gyllenhaal at the Opening Night Premiere of the Kindergarten Teacher at the 26th Hamptons International Film Festival

Writer/director Sara Colangelo (LITTLE ACCIDENTS, HIFF 2014 and Screenwriters Lab 2013) returns to HIFF with her prize-winning sophomore feature. Based on Nadav Lapid’s 2014 Israeli drama, THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER follows Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a Staten Island teacher who accidentally discovers her young student’s prodigious gift for poetry. Desperately seeking her own creative recognition, Lisa’s fascination with the boy quickly unravels into an all-encompassing fixation. Anchored by Gyllenhaal’s fearless performance, THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER is an electrifyingly unpredictable morality tale about the precarious line between protection and obsession.

The Opening Night screening at Guild Hall was preceded by the presentation of the Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award to Alan Alda.

TV Host Cognac Wellerlabe poses for a photo-op on the Red Carpet at the Opening Night Premiere of "The Kindergarten" at the 

26th Hamptons International Film Festival

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actor Alan Alda the Recipient of the Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award at the 

26th Hamptons International Film Festival

Created and presented by HIFF co-chairman Alec Baldwin in 2017 in honor of Cavett himself, The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award recognizes a lifelong advocate for artistic achievements and contributions to the industry.

The 2018 recipient will be Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor Alan Alda. Alda will be lauded during a special presentation on Opening Night.

“Alan Alda is one of those now rare actors who in his career continues to outdo himself on Broadway, in films and on television,” said HIFF Co-Chairman Alec Baldwin. “Of course, most people remember Alda for his starring role in the seminal TV series M*A*S*H, but Alda is also great in the movies and on stage.”

Seven-time Emmy® Award winner Alan Alda played Hawkeye Pierce and wrote many of the episodes on the classic TV series M*A*S*H, and appeared in continuing roles on ER, The West Wing, 30 Rock, The Blacklist, The Big C, Horace and Pete, and The Good Fight.

He was nominated for an Academy Award® for his role in THE AVIATOR. Alda’s other films include BRIDGE OF SPIES, TOWER HEIST, WANDERLUST, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR and CALIFORNIA SUITE, as well as THE SEDUCTION OF JOE TYNAN, which he wrote, and THE FOUR SEASONS, SWEET LIBERTY, A NEW LIFE and BETSY’S WEDDING, all of which he wrote and directed.

On Broadway, he received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross, Jake’s Women, and The Apple Tree.

For 11 years on PBS, Alda has hosted the award-winning series Scientific American Frontiers; he also hosted the miniseries The Human Spark and Brains on Trial. His playwriting credits include Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie and Dear Albert.

Alda is on the Board of the World Science Festival; a visiting professor at Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, which he helped found; and Founder + CEO of the Alda Communication Training Company. In addition to his successful podcast Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda, he has written three New York Times bestsellers, including If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? – My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating.

Alda will receive the Award on Opening Night at Guild Hall, which also features Maggie Gyllenhaal in Sara Colangelo’s THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER. Opening Night ticket packages are sale now.

This event is supported by Riki Kane Larimer.


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HENRI DAUMAN: LOOKING UP

Documentary Feature | 86 minutes

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Director Peter Kenneth Jones from HENRI DAUMAN: LOOKING UP at the 26th Hamptons International Film Festival

WORLD PREMIERE

2018 | English/French | USA

As one of the preeminent photographers of the 20th century, self-taught Henri Dauman took the international photojournalism scene by storm with his cinematic images that redefined the methods of capturing historical icons. Leaving behind his past as an orphaned Holocaust survivor, Dauman created a new life for himself in New York City, where his timeless style quickly gained momentum amidst high society and celebrity culture. Exploring both the photographer’s traumatic past and the contrasting vibrancy of the city that would define his work, director Peter Kenneth Jones’s film is a testament to the resilience and perseverance of the man behind the camera.


Henri Dauman is a master photographer who has journeyed the world documenting the foremost historical events, personalities and cultural changes of the 20th century. As a feature photographer for LIFE Magazine he captured personalities & icons of politics, art, and culture ranging from John & Jacqueline Kennedy, to Andy Warhol, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and many others at telling moments of their lives.

For more than four decades, he worked with other publishers and magazines such as New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Smithsonian and Town & Country.

Henri Dauman is the winner of numerous awards. In 1967 he was awarded with Picture Of The Year Award from the school of journalism of the University of Missouri. He has also received an Award of Excellence awarded to him by Communications Art Magazine. 35mm Photography, Photo, The Photography Catalog, Variety, The New York Times and Print Magazine have all featured professional articles discussing his work.

Dauman’s work has exhibited at leading galleries and his prints are held in public and private collections throughout the world. His work has been exhibited in several one-man and group shows, such as:

Espace Carpeaux, Courbevoie, The Manhattan Darkroom / Special Cinéma, from Sept. 20, 2017 to end of October, 2017

Nièpce Museum of Photography 2017, Chalon sur Saône (France), The Manhattan Darkroom, February to May 2017

Palais d’Iéna, Paris, The Manhattan Darkroom, November-December, 2014

The Tate Liverpool Museum on the American Supermarket, 2002

John F. Kennedy Exhibition, German Historical Museun in Berlin, 2003

“The Magnum Archive: Vintage 20th Century”, Robert Lowell – Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller, Kasher Gallery, NYC, 2005

“Flashback: The Sixties” Bonni Benrubi Gallery, NYC, 1999

Pace MacGill – Richard Nixon campaigning, 1995

“New York Looking-up”, essay represented in the permanent collection The Museum Of Modern Art, NYC.

The National Gallery of Canada – The American Supermarket.

The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

A feature film entitled “Henri Dauman: Looking Up” will be released in the Winter of 2018, documenting the life and work of Henri Dauman.

Henri Dauman’s work brings an extraordinary, invaluable visual record that reflects American and European styles, urban landscapes, icons, cultural values, and political concerns of the twentieth century.


For more information please visit http://daumanpictures.com


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ASK FOR JANE

Narrative Feature | 108 minutes

ASK FOR JANE

2018 World Cinema Narrative | narrative feature | 108 min

WORLD PREMIERE

Between 1969 and 1973, The Jane Collective operated underground in Chicago, helping over 11,000 women receive safe, illegal abortions throughout the metropolitan area, learning and performing the procedure on their own in an era that refused to make them legally available. Before disbanding in the wake of Roe v. Wade in 1973, the group operated like a spy network throughout the city and provided a necessary public service to the women of Chicago. Exploring the story of Jane’s founding with a ensemble cast including Emmy® nominee Alison Wright, Tony® nominee Saycon Sengbloh, and Ben Rappaport, ASK FOR JANE is a timely reminder of the necessity of reproductive healthcare in our modern era.


Directed By

Rachel Carey

Produced By

Cait Cortelyou

Josh Folan

Caroline Hirsch

Written By

Rachel Carey

Featuring

Cait Cortelyou

Cody Horn

Sarah Ramos

Ben Rappaport

Sarah Steele

Alison Wright


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THE HIDDEN

Panels and Events | TBD minutes

HIFF 2018

THE HIDDEN

Panels and Events | TBD minutes

2018 | Virtual Reality | USA

An immersive storytelling and virtual reality (VR) experience from Annie Lukowski and BJ Schwartz—the creators at Vanishing Point Media, and with the support of the ACLU and Samsung, THE HIDDEN is a political thriller that literally drops you in the middle of a high-stakes game of cat and mouse without telling you who is hunting whom.

In a manner only possible in VR, THE HIDDEN will have you experience the pulse-pounding fear and turmoil of an ICE Raid from every perspective. In the end the viewer is left with larger questions about the state of social justice in modern America.

Immersive multimedia experiences at Mulford Farm took place on 

Friday, October 5 – Monday, October 8

from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Admission was free and open to the public

> Presented with the support of OLA (Organización Latino Americana) of Eastern Long Island


The film was Directed By

Annie Lukowski

BJ Schwartz


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THE PUBLIC

Narrative Feature | 119 minutes

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actor/Director Emilio Estevez at the 26th Hamptons International Film Festival

EAST COAST PREMIERE

2018 | English | USA

As the day’s activities wind down and library workers Stuart (Emilio Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) prepare to close for the day, a group of homeless patrons decide to stage an act of rebellion when they refuse to leave the building to find somewhere to sleep in the wintry night. Soon the scene outside becomes a carnival of riot gear-wearing officers and local news reporters, leading to a standoff between the city’s have’s and have-not’s. Aided by a deep supporting cast, including Jeffrey Wright, Michael K. Williams, and Alec Baldwin, writer, director, and star Emilio Estevez continues to showcase his skills as a gifted multi-hyphenate force with his latest ode to the struggles of the disenfranchised.


Directed By

Emilio Estevez

Produced By

Emilio Estevez

Alex Lebovici

Steve Ponce

Lisa Niedenthal

Written By

Emilio Estevez

Featuring

Emilio Estevez

Alec Baldwin

Jacob Vargas

Gabrielle Union

Taylor Schilling

Jeffrey Wright

Christian Slater


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THE HATE U GIVE

Narrative Feature | 129 minutes

HIFF 2018

The lovely and talented Amandla Stenberg and Director by George Tillman pose for a photo-op at the Opening Night Premier of THE HATE YOU GIVE in Southampton, New York at the 26th Hamptons International Film Festival  photo taken by Debra Rothberg

2018 | English | USA

As a way to escape the limited options of the streets she grew up on, sixteen-year-old black teenager Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) is torn between two lives: one at school amidst her predominantly rich, upper-class white classmates, and another within her working-class neighborhood. But Starr’s dual life is torn apart when a reunion with a childhood sweetheart ends in tragedy at the hands of a local police officer, forcing her to take a side amidst a swelling of protests in the local community. Adapting Angie Thomas’s award-winning novel to the big screen with the same sense of urgency that shot it to the top of the bestsellers list, THE HATE U GIVE is a stirring look at one teenager’s personal awakening.


Directed By

George Tillman Jr.

Produced By

Robert Teitel

George Tillman Jr.

Marty Bowen

Wyck Godfrey

Written By

Audrey Wells (screenplay by)

Angie Thomas (based upon the novel by)

Featuring

Amandla Stenberg

Issa Rae

Anthony Mackie

Regina Hall

Common

Sabrina Carpenter

Dominique Fishback



THE HATE U GIVE, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM and ONE SMALL STEP TAKE AUDIENCE AWARDS AT THE 26th ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 4th – 8th

East Hampton, NY (October 9, 2018) – The Hamptons International Film Festival today announced their audience awards for the 26th edition from East Hampton. THE HATE U GIVE, directed by George Tillman Jr., took home the Audience Award for Narrative Feature. THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, directed by John Chester, took home the Audience Award for Documentary Feature. ONE SMALL STEP, directed by Bobby Pontillas & Andrew Chesworth, won the Audience Award for Best Short Film. All of the Audience Awards are sponsored by Out East.

The festival ran from October 4th through October 8th and played over 125 films from around the world.

“We are thrilled that these diverse, unique, and entertaining stories resonated with our audience,” said HIFF Artistic Director David Nugent. “Our Breakthrough Artist Amandla Stenberg and the director George Tillman Jr. gave a powerful introduction on Friday night for THE HATE U GIVE, an important film for our times, unsurprisingly leading to a post-screening standing ovation. THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, which offers a beautiful look at life’s cycles through the impactful story of one couple’s decision to resuscitate a farm in northern California, is sure to touch the hearts of people of all ages. ONE SMALL STEP, the first film from two former Disney artists who started their own studio last year, is an inspiring story of one girl’s determination to follow her dreams.”

Additional HIFF awards for the 26th edition were also handed out yesterday in East Hampton.

The full list of winners below:

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CONGRATULATES THE 2018 WINNERS:

The HIFF Audience Award Winner for Narrative Feature, sponsored by Out East

THE HATE U GIVE, directed by George Tillman Jr.

The HIFF Audience Award Winner for Documentary Feature, sponsored by Out East

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, directed by John Chester

The HIFF Audience Award Winner for Short, sponsored by Out East

ONE SMALL STEP, directed by Bobby Pontillas & Andrew Chesworth

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Feature, sponsored by Netflix

ALL GOOD “ALLES IST GUT”, directed by Eva Trobisch

HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Feature, sponsored by Netflix

DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES, directed by Alexis Bloom

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Narrative Short Film

FENCE “GARDHI”, directed by Lendita Zeqiraj

The HIFF Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Film

GUAXUMA, directed by Nara Normande

Special Jury Prize For Acting

BORDER “GRÄNS”, directed by Ali Abbasi, received a Special Jury Prize for acting for the two lead actors, Eva Melander and Eero Milonoff

The 2018 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution

AND BREATHE NORMALLY, directed by Ísold Uggadóttir

Vimeo Staff Pick Award

CROSS MY HEART, directed by Sontenish Myers

Suffolk County Film Commission Next Exposure Grant

ONLY THE WIND IS LISTENING, directed by Emily Anderson

The Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award: Dedicated to Those Who Suffer in Silence

THE CAT RESCUERS, directed by Rob Fruchtman and Steven Lawrence

Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice

THE SILENCE OF OTHERS, directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar

Industry Advocate for Women Award

Terry Lawler, Executive Director of NYWIFT

The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award

Alan Alda

2018 Breakthrough Artists

Kayli Carter, Cory Michael Smith, Amandla Stenberg

ABOUT THE HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is a year-round 501(c)3 non-profit organization with events, screenings, film workshops, comprehensive summer programs and an annual film festival each October. The Festival is the premiere film event on New York State's east end, and is an intimate showcase of some of the year's best offerings in contemporary cinema from around the world. With cash and in-kind prizes handed out totaling more than $180,000, HIFF continues to attract some of the best films of the year.

Selections from all of our programs continue to play an important role during awards season. 2018 marked the 8th time in a row that a film in the Festival has become the eventual Best Picture winner at the Oscars, making HIFF the only Festival on the East Coast with such a distinction. For more information, please visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS ALEC BALDWIN AT THE 

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane attends Conversations with Holly Hunter at the Hamptons International Film Festival

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Director and Filmmaker Uttera Singh about her comedic film FANNY PACK starring Brian George at the Hamptons International Film Festival

TV Host and Entertainment Journalist interviews Actress Darine Hamze about her new film HALAL LOVE (AND SEX) “bil halal” directed by Assad Fouladkar that premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Director Orlando von Einsiedel about his documentary NETFLEX Film WHITE HELMETS that was shown at the 24th Hamptons International Film Festival 

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Actor Aaron Eckhart about his new film "Bleed For This" at the Hamptons International Film Festival

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Avner Wishnitzer, Co-Founder of Combatants for Peace about the film "Disturbing the Peace" at the Hamptons International Film Festival

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Director and Filmmaker Moritz Ziebert about his film "Those Who Jump" at the Hamptons International Film Festival

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Champion Surfer, Filmmaker and Director: Takuji Masuda about the Film Bunker 77 on the red carpet at the Hamptons International Film Festival

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Film Director and Writer of the film "Loving" Jeff Nichols at the Opening Night Premiere of the film at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Cognac also interviews Hilaria Baldwin and Alexis Alexanian, President of New York Women in Film and Television.