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CONNECTING THE HAMPTONS THROUGH CINEMA FOR 25 YEARS


CONTENTS 1 SPONSORS

64 SHORT FILM PROGRAMS

5 FROM THE FESTIVAL

66 NARRATIVE SHORT COMPETITION

7 WELCOME LETTERS

67 DOCUMENTARY SHORT COMPETITION

9 TICKET INFORMATION

68 NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION

11 HIFF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

69 SOAR! SHORTS FOR ALL AGES

HIFF STAFF

70 STUDENT SHORT FILMS SHOWCASE

12 IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: ANNE CHAISSON AND

71 TWIST & SHOUT

DAVID NUGENT

72 I’LL BE ON MY WAY

17 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS & SPOTLIGHT FILMS

73 COME TOGETHER

18 OPENING NIGHT & CLOSING NIGHT

74 SHORTS BEFORE FEATURES

19 CENTERPIECE FILMS

STUDENT SCREENING & TALKBACK

20 SPOTLIGHT FILMS

78 CELEBRATING SILVER: LOCALS AND LUMINARIES LOOK

27 SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

BACK AT 25 YEARS OF MOVIE MAGIC

29 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: JULIE ANDREWS

86 YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS

30 A CONVERSATION WITH…

88 SCREENWRITERS LAB & MELISSA MATHISON FUND

33 FILMS OF CONFLICT & RESOLUTION

25 YEARS: 25 FILMS

37 VARIETY 10 ACTORS TO WATCH

90 SUMMERDOCS

38 VIEWS FROM LONG ISLAND

FREE OUTDOOR SUMMER SCREENINGS

41 COMPASSION, JUSTICE & ANIMAL RIGHTS

92 EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

42 AIR, LAND & SEA

96 MEMBERSHIP & PATRONAGE

44 WINICK TALKS AT ROWDY HALL

98 THANK YOU

46 HIFF COMPETITION

100 SCREENING SCHEDULE

48 NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION & JURY

110 LOCAL MAPS & JITNEY SCHEDULE

50 DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION & JURY

112 PURIST MASTHEAD

53 WORLD CINEMA

114 FILM NOTES

62 SPECIAL SCREENINGS

128 FILM INDEX

A LETTER FROM PURIST’S EDITORS has traditionally picked the best films, and this year is no exception. From the love story of one of my childhood favorite poets, A.A. Milne, in Goodbye Christopher Robbins to Jennifer Garner’s gripping role in The Tribes of Palos Verdes, there are so many great films to see. Thank you Anne, Alec, Randy, and David for your partnership!

We at PURIST are so thrilled to be the media partner for the Hamptons International Film Festival. After all, what could be more stimulating and inspiring than watching a great film, and that is precisely PURIST’s mission—to inspire a positive state of well-being. The festival has been enhancing, enriching and captivating this community for 25 years. Most of us remember its beginnings and have watched it become a major festival on the film circuit leading up to the big awards ceremonies. HIFF

Cristina Cuomo, Editor + Founder, Purist, Ray Rogers, Executive Editor, Purist, and Helen Cleland, Publisher, Purist 3


FROM THE FESTIVAL Dear Friends of the Hamptons International Film Festival: Welcome to our 25th year! It’s a milestone worthy of celebration, and we are celebrating by doing what HIFF does best, once again bringing great films to the Hamptons. We are also pleased to present our commemorative book reflecting back on 25 shining years together and looking forward to an even brighter future. Every October for the past 25 years, we have come together to watch amazing films, enjoy conversations with some of the industry’s most fascinating personalities, and celebrate our love of film together. But our festival has become so much more than just a wonderful fall weekend: we now present yearround programming, including our summer documentary series, and sponsor community outreach and education programs, including our Screenwriters Lab. As we look to the future, we aim to expand our year-round programming and initiatives. And we intend to continue to reach every corner and touch every community of the Hamptons.

Alec Baldwin Board Co-Chair

Randy Mastro Board Co-Chair

As HIFF’s current Co-Chairs, we have to acknowledge how we got here. It was our founders—founding Chairs Stuart Suna and Toni Ross, along with founding members Linda Biscardi Fuller and Joe Zicherman—who launched this festival and have since seen it grow into the thriving annual event it has become. Indeed, it is Stuart, who, after nearly two decades as Chair, entrusted us to carry on this great legacy. For us, it’s a labor of love. It’s our commitment to bring together our passion for film and for the Hamptons. We also have to thank our amazing staff, especially our Executive Director, Anne Chaisson, and our Artistic Director, David Nugent. They are the people responsible for putting together this festival and its yearround programming, and all of us are the grateful beneficiaries of their work. Finally, we want to thank you, our friends and sponsors, for supporting us all of these years. We have achieved this 25-year milestone because of you, and we look forward to reaching even greater heights in the coming years. Enjoy the Festival!

When I think about HIFF turning a quarter-century, I think of what that really means—HIFF has finally become an adult! We’ve reached maturity with success and prosperity, and we’re still young enough to become everything we dream to be. This achievement is due to countless souls who were with us from the beginning: Lily Singer, the once high school volunteer who is now our Deputy Director; companies and organizations such as Hampton Jitney, Altour International, The East Hampton Star, Nick & Toni’s, Suffolk County Film Commission, New York State Council of the Arts, Kodak, and Silvercup Studios, who supported us the very first year; locals who have given selflessly of their time and created film programs like Zelda Penzel with our Animal Rights section; staff members who have worked for HIFF for over 18 years, including our events team, Gregory Triana and Ellen Ashenfarb; and Advisory Board members such as Jeff Sharp and Mark Urman, who have dedicated themselves to HIFF’s mission. The list of supporters since then has become immense, and we are celebrating with all of you who come back year after year.

I welcome you on behalf of the entire programming team, whom I am honored to call my colleagues. This hardworking group of smart, committed programmers spent much of their spring and summer indoors watching thousands of films in order to bring you the best films from around the world. Their tireless efforts and enthusiasm continue to inspire me, and I enjoy every day that I have the privilege of working with each of them. In addition, I want to welcome all of the filmmakers making their first appearance at HIFF, and we are proud to share new work from filmmakers whose films we’ve screened in the past, including Martin McDonagh, Guillermo del Toro, Sean Baker, Susan Lacy, Ben & Orson Cummings, Myles Kane & Josh Koury, Michael Haneke, Jonas Carpignano, Ruben Östlund, Ali Asgari, Aki Kaurismäki, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. On behalf of the entire team, please enjoy these fruits of our labor. 

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Anne Chaisson Executive Director

David Nugent Artistic Director


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WELCOME LETTERS ANDREW M. CUOMO GOVERNOR

It is a pleasure to send greetings to everyone gathered for the 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival—a truly exciting milestone in the history of one of Long Island’s most dynamic and diverse cultural events. New York State is a global center of culture, art, and entertainment, and proudly welcomes the international film community to an event which offers the finest in cinematic works. Founded in 1992, the Hamptons International Film Festival is one of the most popular celebrations of independent film and a perfect venue for introducing a diverse pool of talented individuals from around the world who bring great works to the big screen. A highlight of the fall season, this festival presents an array of cinematic offerings—from international film projects, to movie shorts, to full-length documentaries. Long Island’s East End is the perfect setting for this celebration of work inspired by some of the most creative, innovative filmmakers working in the industry today. I join in applauding the festival organizers and am certain that this year’s 25th anniversary event will delight longtime as well as new audience members with an exciting selection of films and wonderful cinematic experiences. Warmest regards, and best wishes for an enjoyable, successful festival. Sincerely,

PAUL F RICKENBACH, JR. MAYOR, EAST HAMPTON

Welcome to The Hamptons International Film Festival. This year the festival celebrates its silver anniversary. Twenty-five years and continuing to grow and capture a loyal and wide range of patrons with its cinematic offerings. Happy Anniversary,

P.S. A courtesy reminder—please avoid a parking summons in the Village Center parking lots and on the streets, where parking times are limited and strictly enforced. Park all day for free at the Lumber Lane Lot and walk 4 minutes to the Village Center.

MICHAEL IRVING

STEVEN BELLONE

On behalf of the Village of Southampton Board of Trustees, our residents and local merchants, I would like to welcome you to the 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival.

Dear Friends:

MAYOR, SOUTHAMPTON

We are honored to have our Southampton Regal Cinema be a theatre venue for the Festival again this year and hope you enjoy the films you see there. I would also like to thank and congratulate the Hamptons International Film Festival for its successful partnership with the Southampton Arts Center which has just concluded its fourth Summer Screening series, offering free movies in July and August outdoors on the lawn at Southampton Arts Center, located at 25 Jobs Lane. The Fall is a beautiful time to visit the Village of Southampton, which was settled in 1640, incorporated in 1894, and named after the British Earl of Southampton. From our beautiful downtown park to our world class beaches including Cooper’s Beach, consistently ranked as one of the top 10 beaches in the Country, Southampton Village has so much to offer. While you’re here please take time to stroll through our Village streets, visit our historic, quaint business district with its unique offering of shops; have a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants and enjoy some of the cultural offerings from our various arts organizations. Thank you for supporting the Hamptons International Film Festival which provides us all with the opportunity to experience a variety of ideas, thoughts, opinions, and dreams from over 100 film makers. Please join me in supporting and promoting the arts and film on the East End! Sincerely,

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SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE It is my privilege to welcome you to the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) and to congratulate all of our participants for making this event well-renowned within the entertainment industry. Since 2000, Suffolk County Government, through the Suffolk County Film Commission, has supported and offered its resources to the HIFF, and I am proud to continue this tradition. This festival, which endeavors to keep our residents and visitors entertained, continues to live up to its billing by showcasing various films created by independent and incredibly talented screenwriters and filmmakers. I want to take this opportunity to thank the founders and organizers of this event for their continued commitment to Suffolk County and for providing our residents a well-deserved first class experience. On behalf of our 1.5 million residents, we encourage you to explore the wonderful happenings offered in our region and thank you for attending. Sincerely,


TICKET INFORMATION 2017 TICKET PRICES GENERAL FILMS.........................................................$15 Seniors (over 65):......................................$10* Children (12 and Under):.........................$8* SPOTLIGHT FILMS.....................................................$28 Early Bird Spotlight (starting before or at 4 pm):..................$22 OPENING NIGHT FILM:............................................$35 CENTERPIECE FILMS: ...............................................$35 Second Run Centerpiece Films :..........$28 CLOSING NIGHT FILM (MONDAY).......................$35 A CONVERSATION WITH.........................................$30

BOX OFFICE

INFO

TICKET PACKAGE FULFILLMENT BEGINS Saturday, September 23: 10AM

TICKET SURCHARGES: Tickets purchased online are subject to a 15% per order surcharge. Tickets purchased at any ticket outlet locations or over the phone are subject to a 20% per order surcharge. Will call delivery option is subject to an additional $6.00 per order surcharge. Print at home delivery option is available for no additional charge. All pass and packages are subject to a $10.00 per item fulfillment surcharge.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE Monday, September 25: 12pm ONLINE www.hamptonsfilmfest.org Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

*Note: Discounted admissions are not available for online, phone, or rush ticket purchases. Discounts are offered exclusively in person at box office locations. Discounts must be applied at the point of purchase. Discounts will not be applied retroactively. All sales are final: no refunds, no exchanges.

BY PHONE (631) 825-0050 Open 7 days a week, 12-5PM

FESTIVAL PASSES AND PACKAGES

SILVER ANNIVERSARY PACKAGE A $3500 ($1,000 Tax Deductible) • 1 Founder Pass (see benefits below) • 1 ticket to the Julie Andrews Lifetime Achievement Celebration Oct. 7 • 1 invitation to the Julie Andrews Lifetime Achievement reception • 1 invitation to Programmers’ Preview Brunch on Sept. 24 • Concierge Service with a designated HIFF representative • 25th Anniversary Book & Gift Bag

EAST HAMPTON BOX OFFICE OBLIGATO 47 MAIN STREET HOURS FOR WALK-UP SALES: PRE-FEST (Sept 25-Oct 4) Sun-Fri 12-6PM Sat. 10-6PM

SILVER ANNIVERSARY PACKAGE B $2500 ($250 Tax Deductible) • 1 Founder Pass (see benefits below) • 1 ticket to the Julie Andrews Lifetime Achievement Celebration Oct. 7 • 1 invitation to Programmers’ Preview Brunch on Sept. 24 • 25th Anniversary Book & Gift Bag

FESTIVAL WEEK OCT 5-9: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM SAG HARBOR BOX OFFICE BAY STREET THEATER 1 BAY STREET HOURS FOR WALK-UP SALES: SEPT 23/24, SEPT 30/OCT 1 (WEEKENDS ONLY) 12PM-5PM

FOUNDER PASS* $1750 • Ticketless Access for 1 to films, panels and A Conversation With... series • 25th Anniversary Book & Gift Bag • Invitations to select festival parties *Note: Preferred entry for one on the Founder Pass Line is available up until 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for all screenings, special presentations and signature programs. This Pass requires a photo and is non-transferable.

VENUE BOX OFFICES OCTOBER 5-9 OPEN ONE HOUR PRIOR TO FIRST EVENT IN VENUE

COMPANION PACKAGE* $500.00 • 8 tickets to General Film Screenings or Panels** • 4 tickets to Spotlight Films** • 2 tickets to Opening Night Film or Closing Night Film • Invite for 2 to a Festival Party

INDUSTRY ACCREDITATION For Industry Accreditation email industry@ hamptonsfilmfest.org.

FILMMAKER DISCOVERY PACKAGE* $125.00 • 7 tickets to General Film Screenings or Panels** • 1 ticket to one A Conversation With... event OPENING NIGHT FILM AND PARTY PACKAGE $150.00 • 1 ticket to the Opening Night Film on Oct. 5 • Entry for 1 to the Opening Night Party * Ticket selection begins September 23 at 10:00 AM. Screenings and events are subject to availability. You must select film screenings no later than October 2, after which time your tickets will be converted to vouchers. Vouchers MUST be redeemed in person at the box office for actual tickets for entry into all events and screenings. **Maximum selection of 2 tickets per film screening.

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SAME DAY SALES: During the Festival, same day tickets are available at the East Hampton Main Box Office and Venue Box Office locations based on ticket availability. Advance ticket sales (online, phone) are discontinued approximately 30 minutes prior to a program start time. After this cut off time, tickets will only be available at the venue where the screening/event is taking place. If tickets are not available, we encourage patrons to wait in the RUSH line at the venue. RUSH LINE: Based on ticket availability, a Rush Sale Line will form at the venue 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Admission will begin approximately 5 minutes before start time. No discounts apply, and admission is not guaranteed. Rush Sales are limited to 1 ticket per person. SEATING: To guarantee admission, all pass-, badge- and ticket-holders must be present in line at the venue at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. We reserve the right to sell any empty seats after that time. There is no seat-saving for guests not already inside of the theater. At the 15-minute mark, a red flag will appear in the ticket-holder line. The red flag will signify that Founder Pass-holders will be seated after individual ticket-holders, based on availability. It is advised that individuals should arrive 30 to 45 minutes before the scheduled start time.Children under the age of 6 years old are not permitted at any event, except for specific family programs.

WILL CALL

Online and phone ticket purchases are available for pickup at the East Hampton and Sag Harbor Box Offices during scheduled hours. During the Festival, tickets may be picked up at UA East Hampton Cinema 6, Guild Hall, Bay Street Theater, and UA Southampton 4 Theatres during scheduled box office hours. For events happening at East Hampton Middle School, will call will be available at the venue prior to show time. Please arrive at ticket outlets early to ensure shorter wait times for day-of will call pick-ups. Purchaser must present the credit card used for purchase to claim order. All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS CO-CHAIRS Alec Baldwin Randy Mastro

CHAIR EMERITI Toni Ross Stuart Match Suna

VICE CHAIR Kim Brizzolara

BOARD Bob Balaban Ann Barish Linda Biscardi Fuller Nan Bush Jonathan Canno Lori Chemla Daniel Crown Judith S. Giuliani Ronald Guttman Pat Swinney Kaufman Abbe Klores

SECRETARY Judy Licht TREASURER Joseph Zicherman

Michael Lynne Lois Robbins Henry Schleiff Carla Solomon Darren Star Felicia Taylor Claude Wasserstein Joseph Wemple Denise Wohl Shaun Woodward HONORARY BOARD Jenny Baker Carter Burwell Eric Fischl April Gornik

Kenneth Lonergan Sonja Nuttal Ed Pressman Barry Sonnenfeld Whit Stillman Kathleen Turner Bruce Weber ADVISORY BOARD Chair Jeff Sharp Richard Abramowitz Thelma Adams Taylor Barton-Smith Peter Brown

Gerry Byrne Beverly Camhe Alina Cho Victoria Cook Harlene Freezer Sarah Greenberg Roberts Meryl Katz Leslie Klotz Karol Martesko-Fenster Gabriel Nussbaum Rajendra Roy Jonathan Shoemaker Rand Stoll Mark Urman Jason Weinberg

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HIFF STAFF Executive Director Anne Chaisson Artistic Director David Nugent

FESTIVAL STAFF Events Director Gregory Triana

Deputy Director Lily Singer

Operations Manager Jaclyn Rose Wohl

Education & Community Outreach Manager Marissa Friedes Cangiolosi

Guest Relations Casey Hindman Chris King Molly Martin

Development Coordinator Vanessa Greaves Digital Content & Publications Director Kristin McCracken Public Relations and Strategic Partnerships Frank PR Clare Anne Darragh Lina Plath Stephanie Davidson Office of the Executive Director Carol Goren Lynch Executive Assistant Haley Ryan

Production Office Manager Kay Giraldo Volunteer Manager Mojo Lorwin Registration & Accreditation Manager Matt Reid Theater OperationsManager Corey Jane Cardoso Box Office Supervisor Hilary Hodgson Industry & Internal Ticketing Coordinator Ricardo James Development Assistant Michelle Dvorak Development Coordinator Dawn Perry

Senior Programmer Larisa Apan

Events Coordinator Ellen Ashenfarb

Programmer & Program Coordinator Megan Costello

Events Team Scott Gibbons Allyson Morgan Terence McGuire Alex Gonzalez Kevin Labison Martin Brown Bryan Belmore

Programming Associate Cameron Sinz Student Showcase Director Joan Stein Schimke

Special Projects Coordinator Amy Levin

Jury Coordinator Tracey Toomey

Marketing Manager Shawn Folz

Technical Director Michael Dostaler

Graphic Design Laurie Fink Alex Coulter Design

Print Traffic & Presentation Manager Rachel Cox

Promotional Media Producers Naomi Hogarty 91 East Productions

Print Traffic Coordinator Justin McIntyre

Summer Events Intern Kathryn Wood

Post Production Services Festily

Founder of the Melissa Mathison Fund Taylor Barton-Smith

Programming Interns Alexandra James Luca Marcovici Social Media & Content Intern Marina Caitlin Watts

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Box Office Team Kwame Berry Tina Jones Janet McIntyre Angela Robinson Gresa Soshi Max Sztanbik Venue Operations Team Tilson Allen-Merry Derek Klevitz Cassel Willis Briana Tripp Joy Southers Kim Garcia Raven Smith Justin McCoy Aaron Enfield Xavier Cardriche Danielle Leef Devon Edwards Tchernavia Sessum Dael Norwitz Rita Johnson Sal Jimenez Jessica Goldstern

Screening Committee Amalia Bradstreet Barbara Cigorra Barbara Vasconez Cecile Moore Charles Hailer Chelsea Lo Pinto Dael Norwitz Freddie Wyss Holly Pruner Joe McGovern Julia Gunninson Laurel Sager Luis Luna Marie Zeniter Martha Gregory Michaela Schwartz Mila Matveeva Natalie Gee Nina Medvinskaya Olivia Priedite Rachel Cox Ramsey Furse Raymond Chu Robert Peterson Saidah M. Russell Tair Shachar Tom Antonio Davidson


IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR Anne Chaisson, HIFF Executive Director, cherishes the opportunity to bring film lovers and filmmakers together all throughout the Hamptons. BY JAMIE BUFFALINO • PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYAN DOWNEY

Anne Chaisson with husband Jeff Gillis and dog Dirk Doggler, photographed at her favorite local beach, Albert's Landing in Amagansett. Dress by Intermix

music management and promotions company Dirty Rice Music) and their dog, Dirk Doggler—has embraced the festival’s unique ability to be a world-class event while maintaining a sense of intimacy. “So many festivals try to do too many things at the same time, and we try to take all of our guests collectively from event to event so they are getting to know each other,” says Chaisson, pointing out that HIFF is the only local happening that takes place across every single village simultaneously. It’s also an undertaking that isn’t limited to just one weekend in October. “This year alone, we’ve done 72 events—before the film festival,” she says. “And that’s what we intend to continue doing.” And when the actual festival does kick off, it’s designed to be an inclusive affair. “It offers a little bit for everyone,” says Chaisson. “You can do things for free, you can pay as low as $8 to see a movie and then you can pay a little bit more and experience an opening night screening and party.” The event also offers incredible access to the actors, directors and other Hollywood dignitaries who provide great insight into the world of filmmaking. “You want the audience to meet these people, get to know these people and understand why they made the films they did,” sums up Chaisson. “Most audiences will tell you that’s why they come—because they get to see and experience so much.”

Long before she became Executive Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, Anne Chaisson loved the event both for the artistry it showcased in darkened theaters and for the dazzling scene that awaited when she walked back out into the light of day. “There’s this amazing nature that surrounds you that enhances the experience,” says Chaisson. “All you want to do is see a really great movie and have a really wonderful conversation about it with someone—and not feel pressured to be stuck inside all day.” After growing up in Louisiana with a “thespian mother who was madly in love with classic black and white movies,” Chaisson started her professional life in sales and marketing but soon discovered a more exhilarating career path when she became an independent movie producer, helping a friend turn his screenplay into a feature film. “I completely changed my career and said, ‘This is what I want to do,’” says Chaisson. “I loved the discipline in moviemaking. I loved the mechanics of making it happen.” Chaisson’s relationship with HIFF—which dates back to 1999—has been multifaceted: “I’ve had films in the festival, I started the advisory board for it, I was a sponsor at one point,” she says. Since taking over the stewardship of HIFF in 2012, Chaisson—who lives in East Hampton year-round with her husband Jeff Gillis (the owner of the 12


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IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

David Nugent, HIFF Artistic Director, keeps an eye on diversity and powerful storytelling while programming the roster of films. BY JAMIE BUFFALINO • PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYAN DOWNEY

David Nugent with wife Violet Gaynor and daughter Plum, photographed at home in Amagansett.

also be a screening of I Am Evidence—a documentary about the backlog of rape kits left untested in communities across the U.S.—produced by East Hampton resident Mariska Hargitay, who will be in attendance. “I’m very excited about it,” says Nugent. “That’s going to be a really powerful screening.” In addition to providing an edgy lineup of movies, Nugent also focuses on HIFF’s ability to bring a sense of togetherness to the Hamptons. “I think about the community with all the year-round programming that we do,” he says. And during the festival itself, the “Views from Long Island” programming—including Killer Bees, a documentary about the Bridgehampton Bees basketball team, Wanderland, a narrative film about the misadventures of a Hamptons house sitter, and Strong Island, a documentary chronicling the murder of an African-American man in Suffolk County—shows off a array of East End viewpoints. “Those are three totally different types of films,” says Nugent. “They show the real broad range of stories that can be told out here and that come from out here.” Once the festival gets into full swing, that’s when Nugent keeps an eye out for the telltale signs of success. “Are there are lot of people in the theaters? Do they stay for the Q&As? Do they say, ‘That film was so great, I can’t wait to go back and watch all of her films,’ to me and my colleagues?” he asks. “When those things happen I feel really good.”

If there were a decades-long tracking shot of David Nugent’s professional life—starting with his college and postgraduate film studies, transitioning into his gigs teaching film classes at institutions like MIT and the New School and culminating with his current position as Artistic Director of HIFF—you’d notice a consistent thread connecting each frame. “I just have always loved films,” says Nugent. “I love talking about movies, learning about movies and sharing movies with other people.” As he makes the last-minute programming choices for the 2017 festival, Nugent is relying on his well-honed cinematic sensibilities to pull off another buzz-worthy event. “This will be my 11th festival, and I have a pretty good sense for what audiences like and don’t like out here,” says Nugent, who—along with his wife, Violet Gaynor, co-founder and editorial director of theglow.com, and daughter, Plum—splits his time between New York City and the East End. “Which isn’t to say that we think every film in our festival is something everyone will like,” he adds. “We always have a number of films where we think, ‘This probably won’t go over well, but I hope people see it because it's unlike everything else they’ll see, and we should all shake up our ideas of what films can be.’” This year’s slate of films is particularly provocative and timely—touching on everything from the 2016 presidential election to the worldwide refugee crisis. There will 14


O P E N I N G , C LO S I N G, CE N TER PI ECE & S P OT L I G H T F I L M S The buzz starts here: our gala selections and Spotlight screenings feature a diverse range of star-studded films that will no doubt count among the year’s best. Opening Night................................................................................................18 Closing Night..................................................................................................18 Centerpiece Films........................................................................................ .....19 Spotlight Films...................................................................................................20

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OPENING & CLOSING NIGHT

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

OPENING NIGHT FILM

ITZHAK

I, TONYA

10/5, 7 PM Guild Hall 10/5, 7:30 PM East Hampton UA1 10/7, 10 AM Bay Street World Premiere, Documentary Feature, USA, 2017, 82 minutes, English/Hebrew

US Premiere, Narrative, USA, 2017, 121 minutes, English

10/9, 7:00 PM Guild Hall 10/9, 7:30 PM East Hampton UA1 For many, the revelations following the attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in the lead-up to the 1994 Winter Olympics cemented the legacy of Tonya Harding as one of the most iconic villains in sports history. Craig Gillespie’s at turns hilarious and tragic look at the life of Harding (astonishingly realized by Margot Robbie) flips the script on this sensational narrative—following her from the tumultuous relationship with her abusive mother (Allison Janney) to the absurd moments that led to that fateful night in Cobo Arena. Fueled by a razor-sharp script that doesn’t let anyone in Harding’s orbit out of its sights, I, TONYA is an outrageous and surprising look at the players behind the notorious scandal.

Alison Chernick’s documentary ITZHAK examines the life and music of Itzhak Perlman, widely considered one of the world’s greatest living violinists. Exploring the ways in which Perlman’s passion for music allowed him to find a platform for personal expression against tremendous circumstances, Chernick creates a portrait of man whose remarkable will to survive is never removed from his tremendous generosity and humor. Through it all, the discipline we see at work is starkly contrasted with the world we see at home, as a modern Jewish family continues to embrace their heritage against a world of changing expectations. A co-production with American Masters.

Director:: Craig Gillespie Screenwriter: Steven Rogers Producers: Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney

Director: Alison Chernick Producer: Alison Chernick Subject: Itzhak Perlman

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CENTERPIECE FILMS

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Award® winner Frances McDormand) decides to make a statement of her own when she posts three signs leading into the town with a blatant message for the town’s chief of police (Woody Harrelson) and his rough-hewn second-in-command (Sam Rockwell). With the same bitingly dark and comedic tone of his previous two films, IN BRUGES and SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (HIFF 2012), Academy Award® winning writer-director Martin McDonagh returns to feature filmmaking with this wildly entertaining and unpredictable story of a divided community simmering with tension and ready to blow.

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN 10/6, 7:00 PM, Southampton SH1 10/9, 10:45 AM, Guild Hall US Premiere, Narrative Feature, UK, 2017, 107 minutes, English Simon Curtis, director of MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (HIFF 2011), presents a heartfelt look into the complicated relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (newcomer Will Tilston), whose collection of toys and unbridled imagination inspired the enchanting world of Winnie The Pooh. As the whimsical adventures of this honey-loving bear quickly capture the attention of a traumatized, post-war England, the family suddenly finds themselves swept up in the international success—though not without paying the price that often accompanies such fame. While his mother (Margot Robbie) revels in the spotlight, her son struggles with the abrupt loss of his childhood. With great empathy, GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN explores the complexities of family, war, and celebrity. Sponsored by

Director/Screenwriter: Martin McDonagh Producers: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, Martin McDonagh Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Caleb Landry Jones, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage

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BREATHE 10/8, 5:00 PM Guild Hall 10/9, 3:45 PM Bay Street US Premiere, Narrative Feature, UK, 2017, 117 minutes, English Best-known for his motion-capture work as Gollum in the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and Caesar in the PLANET OF THE APES series, Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut with the inspiring true story of activists Robin and Diana Cavendish (Academy Award® nominee Andrew Garfield and Golden Globe® winner Claire Foy). When Robin’s shocking contraction of rapid-onset polio leaves him paralyzed, the two make the controversial decision to remove him from the hospital and define a different life for him. Working together to both create a sustainable condition for Robin and break the stigma surrounding disability rights, the two begin a groundbreaking campaign captured with a warm and enlivening touch by Garfield, Foy, and Serkis.

Director: Simon Curtis Screenwriters: Frank Cottrell Boyce (written by), Simon Caughan (based on the book by) Producers: Steve Christian, Damian Jones Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alex Lawther

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI 10/7, 8:45 PM, Guild Hall 10/8, 7:45 PM, Bay Street US Premiere, Narrative, USA, 2017, 115 minutes, English

Director: Andy Serkis Screenwriter: William Nicholson Producer: Jonathan Cavendish Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville

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AFTER LOUIE 10/7, 8:30 PM, East Hampton UA1 New York Premiere, Narrative, USA, 2017, 100 minutes, English Still reeling from survivor’s guilt in the years following the AIDS epidemic, NYC artist Sam (Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-nominated actor Alan Cumming) spends his days working on a seemingly never-ending video tribute to the partner he lost along the way. While an intimate encounter with a younger man at first seems like just another one-off, it soon forces Sam to re-assess his resentment for a generation he perceives to be oblivious to the political immediacy and pain of his own. Longtime activist and first-time filmmaker Vincent Gagliostro brings a knowing sensitivity to this poignant story of generational difference, all centered around Cumming’s raw and magnetic lead performance. Presented in partnership with NewFest. Director: Vincent Gagliostro Screenwriters: Vincent Gagliostro, Anthony Johnston Producers: Lauren Belfer, Bryce J. Renninger, Alan Cumming Cast: Alan Cumming, Zachary Booth, Sarita Choudhury, Joey Arias, Justin Vivian Bond, Patrick Breen, Wilson Cruz, David Drake, Anthony Johnston, Everett Quinton

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME 10/6, 6:00 PM, Guild Hall 10/7, 12:30 PM, Bay Street Narrative, Italy/France, 2017, 130 minutes, English/Italian/French As another summer in his family’s Italian villa lazily drifts by for 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet, Variety’s 10 Actors To Watch), 24-year-old Oliver (Armie Hammer) seems at first to be little more than the latest in a long line of his father’s (Michael Stuhlbarg) research assistants. However, as the weeks wind on, a tender connection develops between the two in Luca Guadagnino’s sun-soaked masterpiece. Refining the stylistic splendor of his previous work into a lush exploration of desire and intimacy, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is an intoxicating reminder of the tentative gestures and fleeting moments that mark our first steps into the unknown, and their lasting ability to soften the sting of changing seasons. Director: Luca Guadagnino Screenwriters: James Ivory, Luca Guadagnino Producers: Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Peter Spears, Rodrigo Teixeira Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

DARKEST HOUR 10/7, 7:15 PM, East Hampton UA2 10/8, 8:15 PM, East Hampton UA1 East Coast Premiere, Narrative, UK, 2017, 125 minutes, English Joe Wright (PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT) returns with a thrilling drama centered on Winston Churchill—starring Academy Award® nominee, Gary Oldman in his most forceful and transformative role to date. Newly appointed as Prime Minister of Great Britain, Churchill faces one of the most defining trials of his career: negotiate peace with Nazi Germany or stand firm to fight for the ideals, liberty, and freedom of a nation. With the threat of invasion imminent as the unstoppable Nazi forces move across Western Europe, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of history. Director: Joe Wright Screenwriter: Anthony McCarten Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, Ben Mendelsohn 20


SPOTLIGHT FILMS FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL 10/8, 2:00 PM Guild Hall 10/9, 1:15 PM Guild Hall East Coast Premiere, Narrative Feature, UK, 2017, 105 minutes, English Adapted from British actor Peter Turner’s memoir of the same name, the late-life relationship between legendary Golden-era actress Gloria Grahame (Academy Award® nominee Annette Bening) and the significantly younger Turner (Jamie Bell) is lovingly recounted in Paul McGuigan’s moving period romance. As the two begin their relationship, we follow Grahame as she moves between Los Angeles, a town in which she seems eternally out of touch with an industry that doesn’t quite know how to treat her, and Turner’s native Liverpool. At the center of it all is Bening, whose lively and nuanced performance brilliantly pays homage to an actress denied the stature she deserved in her own lifetime. Director: Paul McGuigan Screenwriter: Matt Greenhalgh Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Colin Vaines Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave

IN THE FADE "Aus dem Nichts" 10/8, 8:15 PM Guild Hall 10/9, 4:15 PM Guild Hall US Premiere, Narrative, Germany/France, 2017, 105 minutes, German Selected as Germany’s official submission for the Academy Awards® Best Foreign Language Film, Fatih Akin’s tightly-wound revenge thriller stars Diane Kruger as a woman struggling to overcome her profound grief in the wake of a neo-Nazi terrorist attack that leaves her husband and son dead. Awarded the Best Actress prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Kruger provides a stunningly fearless and grounded lead performance as the victim of an increasingly prevalent form of violence, pushed to the edge and forced to find her own justice in the wake of a failed judicial system. Director/Screenwriter: Fatih Akin Producers: Ann-Kristin Homann, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Fatih Akin, Herman Weigel Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Johannes Krisch, Samia Chancrin, Numan Acar, Hanna Hilsdorf, Ulrich Friedrich Brandhof, Hartmut Loth, Ioannis Economides, Karin Neuhauser, Uwe Rohde, Asim Demirel, Aysel Iscan

LBJ 10/7, 8:00 PM, Southampton SH1 10/8, 3:30 PM East Hampton UA4 New York Premiere, Narrative, USA, 2016, 98 minutes, English Led by a thunderous lead performance by Woody Harrelson in the titular role, Rob Reiner helms this eye-opening study of the controversial political career of Lyndon B. Johnson, ranging from his days as Senate Majority Leader to his sudden ascendancy to the presidency in the wake of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Aided by an impressive supporting cast that includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richard Jenkins, and Bill Pullman, Reiner offers a panoramic look at Johnson’s long-debated presidency in a time of both major progress and strife for a nation at the peak of the Civil Rights Movement and the dawn of the Vietnam War. Director: Rob Reiner Screenwriter: Joey Hartstone Producers: Matthew George, Liz Glotzer, Rob Reiner, Tim White, Trevor White, Michael R. Williams Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Woody Harrelson, C. Thomas Howell, Bill Pullman, Jeffrey Donovan, Michael Mosley 21

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MARSHALL 10/8, 7:45 PM, East Hampton UA2 Narrative, USA, 2017, 118 minutes, English Long before Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) sat on the U.S. Supreme Court, the NAACP sent the young, rabble-rousing attorney to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) against his wealthy employer (Kate Hudson) in a landmark case that became a media sensation. Partnered with Samuel Friedman (Josh Gad)—a green, Jewish lawyer who had never tried a criminal case—the pair struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the inspiring trial that set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come in Reginald Hudlin’s engrossing drama. Director: Reginald Hudlin Screenwriters: Jake Koskoff, Michael Koskoff Producers: Paula Wagner, Jonathan Sanger, Reginald Hudlin Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, James Cromwell

THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) 10/7, 5:45 PM, Guild Hall 10/8, 7:30 PM, Southampton SH1 Narrative, USA, 2017, 113 minutes, English Content in living out their individual lives in separation from one another, the three middle-aged siblings of the Meyerowitz family find themselves uncomfortably reunited when they are forced to come together to deal with the sudden health issues of their father (Dustin Hoffman), a sculptor who has long defined his career through his resentment to those around him. With a perfectly calibrated ensemble including Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, and Adam Sandler (in a powerfully grounded return to form), THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES finds director Noah Baumbach returning to the tales of familial dysfunction that defined his earlier work with a renewed understanding of the moments of lyrical humor and tenderness that arise alongside it. Director/Screenwriter: Noah Baumbach Producers: Noah Baumbach, Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub Cast: Adam Sandler, Grace van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Emma Thompson, Danny Flaherty, Judd Hirsch, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Stiller, Adam Driver, Candice Bergen

THE SHAPE OF WATER 10/6, 9:15 PM, Guild Hall 10/7, 9 PM, Bay Street East Coast Premiere, Narrative, USA, 2017, 123 minutes, English As the Cold War reaches its peak in the early 1960s, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a mute janitor working at a US government facility, finds a strange creature held deep within the laboratory. Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER is a mesmerizing continuation of his fascination with on-screen monsters and their real-world counterparts, wonderfully realized through a brilliant cast (including Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins), and jaw-dropping production design and cinematography. In creating perhaps the most realized synthesis of his many preoccupations to date, del Toro has created a wondrous take on the classic monster movie that seems to exist at once out of time and inseparable from our own. Director: Guillermo del Toro Screenwriters: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor Producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer 22


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THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES 10/6, 7:30 PM, East Hampton UA2 10/7, 12:00 PM, Southampton SH1 World Premiere, Narrative, USA, 2017, 104 minutes, English When teenage Medina (Maika Monroe) moves with her family to the picture-perfect paradise of Palos Verdes, California, they seem headed for a happy new chapter in their lives. But old troubles soon catch up to them, as the disintegration of Medina’s parents’ marriage leads her mother (Jennifer Garner) into an emotional freefall and pushes her brother towards addiction. Caught in the middle of it all, Medina must rely on her inner strength to become the stabilizing force in her family, while finding refuge in a new passion: surfing. Set amidst the sun-kissed beaches and crystal blue waters of the California coast, THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES is a stirring look at how life’s greatest challenges forge who we become. Director: Emmett Malloy, Brendan Malloy Screenwriter: Karen Croner Producers: Robbie Brenner, Karen Croner Cast: Jennifer Garner, Maika Monroe, Cody Fern Alicia Silverstone, Noah Silver, Elisabeth Röhm

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THE YELLOW BIRDS 10/8, 4:30 PM Southampton SH1 East Coast Premiere, Narrative, USA, 2017, 94 minutes, English In the midst of the Iraq War, Bartle (Alden Ehrenreich, soon to be Han Solo in an upcoming STAR WARS film) and Murph (Tye Sheridan), two young soldiers fresh out of training camp, find themselves woefully unprepared for the realities facing them upon their deployment into active duty. What starts off as a simple mission ends in tragedy, driving one traumatized soldier to return home desperate to escape the past, while the other’s parents begin their own search for the truth. Aided by stand-out supporting turns from Jennifer Aniston and Toni Collette, THE YELLOW BIRDS provides a haunting look at the personal devastation facing both the soldiers on the ground and those they leave behind. Director: Alexandre Moors Screenwriters: David Lowery, R.F.I. Porto Executive Producer: Jennifer Aniston Producers: Mark Canton, Jeffrey Sharp, Courtney Solomon Executive Producer: Jennifer Aniston Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette, Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston

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ICON Beloved, brilliant Julie Andrews talks with Purist about preparedness for superstardom, her favorite things, and her Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented by Alec Baldwin on October 7 at the Hamptons International Film Festival. BY CRISTINA CUOMO

CC: Of the films you’ve made, what are your favorites?

CRISTINA CUOMO: You have a quote on your site: “The amateur works until they get something right—the professional works until they can't go wrong.”

JA: I loved making Victor/Victoria because it was such a breakthrough at the time. I loved making S.O.B., a very dark comedy that my husband also wrote and directed, and a little film he made called That’s Life!. An early film I made about the war, The Americanization of Emily, was written by Paddy Chayefsky and shot in black and white. But obviously, you can’t not include The Sound of Music. Thoroughly Modern Millie was wacky and adorable to make.

JULIE ANDREWS: It was something that was taught to me by my singing teacher many years ago, and I’ve never forgotten it. CC: Is that a motto to live by? JA: It’s certainly something to aim for if you want to be a part of this wonderful thing called show biz. Opportunities will come when you least expect them, so do your homework. If you want to be good, then keep working at it, and be ready.

CC: What has been your experience with the Hamptons International Film Festival?

CC: What has been the best surprise in your career?

JA: Blake [Edwards, her late husband] was honored once quite a long time ago, which was very flattering. I am very honored to be honored this year. I was thrilled when they wanted to run the movie [Victor /Victoria] and chat a bit.

JA: My first big break was a big step. I was a young singer, just learning how to sing, but I had a rather unusual range, and the first show I ever did in London catapulted me into public awareness. It was just a revue in a London theater, but it did bring me to everyone’s attention. The next big step was going to Broadway, which was a huge learning experience. And then the third step was going to Hollywood. They seemed to come in those categories; I didn’t mix them all up at once. I toured endlessly around England when I was a kid, and then my teens. Then six years or more on Broadway. And then, very fortunately, Disney came calling, so to speak.

CC: How do you feel about being a legend? JA: I don’t think about it. Truly, I don’t. I’m a mum most and foremost. I have five kids and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and that keeps me pretty busy. I just feel very fortunate. I’m a very lucky lady, with a lot of hard work thrown in. CC: “My Favorite Things” is one of my favorite songs. What are some of your favorite things?

CC: Has there been a preferred medium?

JA: Oh, easy. Believe it or not, pruning my roses in my garden, my lovely two dogs that keep me company and take care of me, my family. Not in any order. Music of all kinds—I love classical most of all, but I love jazz and I love my own songs, anything with Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim.

JA: No. If you think about it, on stage all of you is present and showing, and you start at the beginning and finish at the end of every performance. In film, it’s close-ups and medium shots and long shots, and you can film out of sequence. In fact, one always films out of sequence. They are very different mediums, but both are hugely delicious and satisfying. I love working with an audience, because that’s something you do literally for the one performance, and it’s shared between you and that particular audience. They don’t know that you—hopefully—were good the night before, or might be good the night after. They want that particular performance for themselves, and so that’s the kind of shared thing you do. Film is probably a lot more careful, but a lot more of a gamble. You don’t have the chance to run it through from start to finish, and you pray that you’ve made the right choices. But it is exciting.

CC: You have a rose named after you. JA: It’s a small, very English rose and it doesn't do well in America, sadly—the climate is not suitable, or something. Thank God that didn’t apply to me. CC: What lasting impact do you hope to have? JA: As you grow, as you age, as you learn, I think I’ve discovered that it’s the giving that matters. I don't think about lasting impact. That’s for other people to decide, but what I do is give, and make people feel great. That’s my delight. 29


A CONVERSATION WITH... Join us for our A Conversation With...series, one-on-one interviews with some legendary personalities. Past conversations include Steven Spielberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Altman, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Michael Moore, Edward Norton, Holly Hunter, Emily Blunt, Martin Scorsese, and many more. Variety's Creative Impact in Acting Award

Equal Rights, which filed the first federal lawsuit against California’s discriminatory Proposition 8. AFER’s victory in the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for marriage equality nationwide. His latest film, LBJ, starring Woody Harrelson, will screen at HIFF25.

A CONVERSATION WITH PATRICK STEWART 10/7, 1 PM, East Hampton Middle School Patrick Stewart is one of the most acclaimed and beloved performers working today, with numerous and varied roles on both stage and screen, earning Golden Globe, SAG, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations. Earlier this year, Stewart starred as ‘Professor Charles Xavier’ in the latest X-Men epic LOGAN, reprising a role he originated in the first installment of the franchise in 2000 and earning some of the best reviews of his career. Though he is perhaps best known as ‘Captain Jean-Luc Picard’ on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stewart’s impressive list of film credits spans more than 40 years and countless memorable roles, including recent acclaimed performances in GREEN ROOM, MATCH, and the Starz comedy Blunt Talk. Stewart is a three-time Olivier Award winner and an Honorary Associate Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2001, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II conferred on Patrick the order of the Officer of the British Empire (O.B.E.), and in 2010, he received a knighthood for his services to Drama.

ANATOMY OF A SCENE: GET OUT 10/8, 5 PM, Bay Street Join us for this special event focusing on the critically acclaimed film GET OUT, which is the most profitable film of 2017 to date. Written and directed by Jordan Peele (of Key & Peele), the film follows a young interracial couple who visit the mysterious estate of the woman’s parents. In this one-of-a-kind conversation, Peele, along with producer Jason Blum, and actors Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya (Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch), will explore various scenes of the film and engage in a conversation about its various themes and its particular relevance to the current political and cultural climate.

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Annette Bening is a four-time Academy Award nominee, two-time Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner. She was last seen in A24’s 20TH CENTURY WOMEN directed by Mike Mills, for which she received her eighth Golden Globe nomination, as well as Warren Beatty’s RULES DON’T APPLY. Upcoming for Annette is Paul McGuigan’s FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL with Jamie Bell; Michael Mayer’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play THE SEAGULL opposite Saoirse Ronan; Dan Fogelman’s drama LIFE, ITSELF with Olivia Wilde, Oscar Isaac, Samuel L. Jackson and Antonio Banderas; and Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut GEORGETOWN, opposite Waltz and Vanessa Redgrave. Additional film credits include DANNY COLLINS, THE SEARCH, THE FACE OF LOVE, RUBY SPARKS, GIRL MOST LIKELY, GINGER & ROSA, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, MOTHER AND CHILD, BEING JULIA, AMERICAN BEAUTY, IN DREAMS, THE SIEGE, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, MARS ATTACKS!, RICHARD III, LOVE AFFAIR, BUGSY, REGARDING HENRY, THE GRIFTERS, GUILTY BY SUSPICION, VALMONT, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, and THE GREAT OUTDOORS. Bening received a Tony Award nomination and won the Clarence Derwent Award for Outstanding Debut Performance of the Season for her role in Coastal Disturbances.

10/8, 1:30 PM, East Hampton Middle School Two-time Emmy® Award winner Rob Reiner first came to fame as an actor on the landmark television series All In The Family. He went on to become an acclaimed director of some of the most popular and influential motion pictures of the last 35 years. From THIS IS SPINAL TAP, STAND BY ME, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY to MISERY, A FEW GOOD MEN, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, and GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI, Reiner has shown versatility in tackling different genres. Currently, Reiner is in post-production on SHOCK AND AWE, which chronicles the work of four journalists from Knight Ridder news. The film’s ensemble cast includes Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden, Jessica Biel, Milla Jovovich, and Reiner himself. Reiner is also known for his political activism. In California he led the passage of Proposition 10, a tax on cigarettes that generates more than $500 million a year for early childhood development. For its first seven years, Reiner chaired the state commission that oversaw Prop 10’s implementation. In addition, Reiner and his wife, Michele, were founding members of the American Foundation for 30

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For 18 years, the Films of Conflict and Resolution program has been dedicated to showcasing films that deal with the complex issues and societal effects of war and violence, and the attendant human dramas, in creative ways. The features in the program call on the audience to learn, react, and engage in worthy causes. The program recognizes one of the films in the series with a cash prize of $5,000 from the Brizzolara Family Foundation and a panel discussion after its screening, encouraging dialogue and action. HIGHTOWER is proud to sponsor this section in memory of documentary filmmaker Nick Louvel, whose film THE UNCONDEMNED won the Brizzolara Family Foundation award at the 2015 Hamptons international Film Festival.

WINNER: 2017 BRIZZOLARA FAMILY FOUNDATION AWARD 10/6, 1:30 PM, East Hampton UA2 Panel immediately following screening Documentary, USA/Iraq/Liberia/Libya, 2017, 93 minutes, English/Arabic

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Known for his probing and humane coverage of countries ravaged by conflict, Chris Hondros was one of the world’s most acclaimed war photographers when killed in action at the age of 41. Director Greg Campbell thoughtfully retraces Hondros’s numerous

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HUMAN FLOW 10/6, 7:00 PM, East Hampton UA4 10/8, 1:30 PM, Bay Street East Coast Premiere, Documentary, Germany, 2017, 140 minutes, English Visionary artist Ai Weiwei’s haunting new documentary follows the plight of migrants displaced from their homelands by war, poverty, and climate change. A sprawling global odyssey, HUMAN FLOW was filmed in 23 countries over the course of more than a year and examines the staggering scale of a crisis that has now reached epidemic proportions. Bearing witness to the atrocious refugee experience serves as a reminder that this is not just a refugee crisis, but rather a human crisis. The end result is a stirring and poignant essay on the profound impact of migration and the different ways in which it shapes the word. Director: Ai Weiwei Screenwriters: Boris Cheshirkov, Tim Finch, Chin-Chin Yap Producers: Heino Deckert, Ai Weiwei, Chin-Chin Yap

MUHI—GENERALLY TEMPORARY 10/5, 5:15 PM, East Hampton UA3 10/8, 10:15 AM, Southampton SH2 Documentary, Israel/Germany, 87 minutes, Arabic/Hebrew Jerusalem-based journalists Rina Castelnuovo and Tamir Elterman present MUHI—GENERALLY TEMPORARY, an enchanting portrait of a sweet boy from Gaza who finds himself trapped between two conflicting nations. After an immune disorder threatens to take his life as an infant, Muhi is rushed to an Israeli hospital for emergency surgery and into the care of those considered to be his people’s enemy. Unable to leave due to the severity of his condition, the endlessly cheery Muhi and his doting grandfather remainw in bureaucratic limbo for seven years— their moving story illustrating the far-reaching impact these paradoxical circumstances hold over the individuals caught in the crosshairs. Directors: Rina Castelnuovo, Tamir Elterman Producer: Hilla Medalia

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE "Toivon tuolla puolen"

10/8, 10:00 AM, East Hampton UA1 10/9, 5:30 PM, East Hampton UA2 Narrative, Finland/Germany, 2017, 101 minutes, Finnish/English/Arabic At the same time Syrian refugee Khaled emerges from the coal freighter on which he has stowed away and takes his first hopeful steps into Helsinki, travelling salesman Wikström makes his own foray into the unknown when he leaves his wife and purchases a local restaurant—setting the stage for the surprise convergence of their two worlds. Applying his trademark deadpan visual style to a globally urgent backdrop, Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki (LE HAVRE) continues his legacy of advocating for those on the fringes with this gently tragicomic look at the necessity of hope and the power of even the smallest gestures of compassion. Director: Aki Kaurismäki Producer: Aki Kaurismäki Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Ilkka Koivula, Janne Hyytiäinen, Nuppu Koivu 34


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Now in our sixth year of collaboration, the Hamptons International Film Festival and Variety, the respected trade publication, present this year’s dynamic class of VARIETY 10 ACTORS TO WATCH. These rising stars with unlimited potential for bright careers will be celebrated at the 2017 Festival. Select honorees will take part in Saturday’s Winick Talk at Rowdy Hall. Past honorees include many future Oscar® winners and nominees, including Viola Davis, Brie Larson, Mahershala Ali, Riz Ahmed, Alicia Vikander, Jessica Chastain, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Patricia Clarkson, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Shannon, Melissa Leo and more. Additional actors who have received this honor include Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo, Adam Driver, Miles Teller, Jack O’Connell, Tatiana Maslany, Emily Blunt, Rooney Mara, Ezra Miller, and Alexander Skarsgård.

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Appearing in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Notable credits: Homeland, INTERSTELLAR Upcoming: HOSTILES, LADY BIRD

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Notable credits: DOPE, THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK, Transparent Upcoming: JUSTICE LEAGUE, FLATLINERS

Notable credits: Hamilton (Tony® winner), Black-ish, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Upcoming: WONDER, FERDINAND

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VIEWS FROM LONG ISLAND Comprising three feature films, the 2017 Views From Long Island section focuses on local filmmakers, the area’s unique landscapes, and the important social and political issues facing Long Island communities. Supported by the Suffolk County Film Commission. One $3,000 Suffolk County Next Exposure Grant will be

awarded to a film in the Views From Long Island section. This program supports the completion of high quality, original director-driven, low budget independent films from both emerging and established lmmakers who have completed 50% of principal photography within Suffolk County, New York. SPONSORED BY SUFFOLK COUNTY

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WANDERLAND NARRATIVE FEATURE, World Premiere, USA, 2017, 90 minutes, English

best attempts for a quiet weekend of relaxation, Alex suddenly finds himself lost on a surreal, all-night musical odyssey of misadventures. Filmed in and around the Hamptons area, and featuring a cast of wonderfully kooky local characters, Josh Klausner’s WANDERLAND is a madcap East End experience.

In an effort to briefly escape his humdrum life of isolation in New York City, Alex (Tate Ellington) impulsively accepts an invitation from an online acquaintance (Dree Hemingway) to house-sit at her picturesque “Enchanted Cottage” on Long Island. Despite his

Director/Screenwriter: Josh Klausner Producers: Barbara Romer, Erika Hampson Cast: Tate Ellington, Tara Summers, Harris Yulin, Ronald Guttman, Dree Hemingway

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10/6, 12:00 PM, Bay Street DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, USA/Denmark, 2017, 107 minutes, English The dynamics of family, loss, and racial injustice converge in Yance Ford’s haunting meditation on the senseless death of his brother in 1992 and the judicial system’s failure to indict the killer. Moving beyond the tropes of traditional nonfiction filmmaking, Ford skillfully balances memoir with true crime investigation—interspersing intimate conversations with his family and revelatory moments of catharsis against the backdrop of the racial disparity that plagues our society. A work of profound resonance and relevance, STRONG ISLAND is a powerful examination of one grieving family’s quest for the truth. Director: Yance Ford Producers: Joslyn Barnes, Yance Ford Executive Producers: Laura Poitras, Danny Glover, Susan Rockefeller

KILLER BEES 10/6, 6:00 PM, Bay Street 10/6, 6:30 PM, Southampton SH2 10/6, 9:00 PM, Southampton SH2 DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, World Premiere, USA, 2017, 82 minutes, English KILLER BEES spotlights the famed Bridgehampton basketball team as they prepare to defend their state championship title. Following the young men on and off the court, filmmakers Benjamin and Orson Cummings explore the Bees’ historical importance within the local community. More than just a high school team, the Bees are a symbol of hope—particularly to those who are struggling to survive in one of the wealthiest districts in the country. Produced by NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, KILLER BEES is a nuanced look at the powerful role sports play in overcoming racial, social, and economic adversity. Directors: Benjamin Cummings, Orson Cummings Screenwriters: Benjamin Cummings, Orson Cummings, Alex Bayer Producers: Benjamin Cummings, Orson Cummings, Hilary McHone, Glenn Fuhrman, Shaquille O’Neal, Larry Gagosian, Mara Burros-Sandler, Eric Lane Subjects: Carl Johnson, Joe Zucker, The Bridgehampton Killer Bees

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& Animal Rights program receives the Zelda penzel “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” award, accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500. Raising public awareness about the moral and ethical treatment and the rights of animals, as well as environmental protection, the winning film inspires compassion and compels social change. Given by Zelda Penzel, long time educator, advocate for animal rights, and a volunteer at HIFF since its inception.

Bringing together animal advocacy, environmental and social justice issues, the COMPASSION, JUSTICE & ANIMAL RIGHTS program provides a platform for filmmakers to share stories of inspiration and tools for creating a safe and humane world for animals. The films in this program seek to arouse in the consciousness of our audiences respect for the dignity and rights of all living beings and to encourage dialogue about how we treat and view animals as a community. One film from the Compassion, Justice

WINNER: 2017 ZELDA PENZEL “GIVING VOICE TO THE VOICELESS” AWARD

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Culled from hundreds of hours of recently discovered 16mm archival footage, Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen crafts an enchanting portraitof legendary primatologist and activist Jane Goodall when her revolutionary work was still in its infancy. Shot by National Geographic during her first encounter with the chimpanzees of Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, we witness the transformative period when Goodall first began to develop the methodology that would soon make her a household name. Scored by illustrious composer Philip Glass and featuring eye-opening new interviews with Goodall, Morgen has created the definitive account of how this maverick scientist became the world’s most beloved conservationist.

A moving meditation on a man’s crisis of faith, THE LAST PIG follows Bob Comis as he concludes his last season as a pig farmer. Peppered with reflections on his decade with the pigs, farmer Bob’s introspective voiceover guides us through the changing seasons on the farm, and the images, often filmed at ground-level, merge us with the drove. Director Allison Argo masterfully gives weight to what at first appear to be mundane daily rituals, and as an ethical question swells for farmer Bob, it does for us as well. In this intimate portrayal of a man at a crossroads, we are welcomed into the sacred moment of choice. Director: Allison Argo Producers: Allison Argo, Joseph Brunette Panel: Immediately following screening on 10/8. Tickets to the 10/8 screening provide access to screening and panel

Director/Screenwriter: Brett Morgen Producers: Brett Morgen, Bryan Burk, James Smith Subject: Jane Goodall

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTFOR THE COMPASSION, JUSTICE & ANIMAL RIGHTS PROGRAMPROVIDED BY: John Bradham, Alan Ceppos and Frédéric Rambaud, The Farm Sanctuary, Pat Field, Dorothy Frankel, PETA, Zelda Penzel, Sony and Maurice Schotland Foundation

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AIR, LAND & SEA The Air, Land & Sea program is back this year with the goal of generating awareness around man-made environmental issues. The program allows filmmakers and experts to share information and discuss solutions to these global issues. We will be continuing the Air, Land & and Sea program in 2017. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Amy Levin at amy@hamptonsfilmfest.org.

EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY 10/7, 10:00 AM, East Hampton UA3 10/9, 10:30 AM, East Hampton UA1 Documentary Feature, UK, 2017, 85 minutes, English Narrated by Robert Redford and co-directed by Academy Award® nominee Peter Webber and BAFTA winner Richard Dale, EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY takes us on a breathtakingly immersive voyage across the continents—revealing our planet’s natural wonders and unique animal behavior, and reminding us of its increasing vulnerability. Over the course of a single day, the filmmakers travel across the globe, following the sun from the highest peaks to far-flung islands and exotic jungles. Along the way, we spend time with animals ranging from the white-headed langur monkeys in the mountains of southwestern China to a colony of chinstrap penguins in the Antarctic Ocean, illuminating the awe-inspiring beauty of our planet on an epic and sprawling scale. Directors: Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, Peter Webber Screenwriters: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Richard Dale Producer: Stephen McDonogh Narrated by: Robert Redford

FROM THE ASHES 10/7, 12:30 PM East Hampton UA3 Documentary, USA, 2017, 85 minutes, English Moving beyond the rhetoric that frequently muddies the debate, FROM THE ASHES reflects on the United States’ long and often fraught relationship to the coal and mining industry, and ponders its uncertain future under the current administration. Balancing the conflicting perspectives of those most closely affected—one, an idealized return to the glory days of a thriving industry and the other, a growing awareness of the environmental consequences from the world’s most destructive form of energy—documentarian Michael Bonfiglio presents a series of compelling stories that speak to what is at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Director: Michael Bonfiglio Producer: Sidney Beaumont Subjects: Mary Anne Hitt, Carl Pope, Brandon Dennison Panel Immediately following the screening 42


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WINICK TALKS AT ROWDY HALL PRESENTED BY

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Join us for food, fun, and casual conversation with exciting special guests at the Winick Talks at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton. Each morning, guest artists will be featured in a moderated conversation. Coffee and light breakfast will be served free of charge to attendees. Cinephiles will not want

to miss this exciting opportunity for in-depth and informal conversations with pre-eminent film artists! SCHEDULE: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; doors open at 9:30 AM, conversations begin promptly at 10 AM. Free admission. First come, first served. Limited seating.

NAVIGATING THE STREAMING ERA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 As the landscape of film distribution and exhibition continues to evolve at a rapid pace, an industry that once relied on physical prints has now evolved to allow for instant streaming of thousands of films on countless platforms and devices. For filmmakers, this means deciding between a variety of potential avenues through which to get their work into the world, and for audiences a never-ending feeling of decision fatigue. With a panel of experts in fields on both sides, this talk will help to shed light on an exciting and ever-changing landscape.

MEET THE ACTORS: VARIETY’S 10 ACTORS TO WATCH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 Join this year’s breakthrough performers for a lively discussion about what it takes to make it as a young actor (and maybe also writer, director, producer...) in today’s film industry. The actors will share stories about their work and experiences in a casual and intimate setting. Moderated by Jenelle Riley, Deputy Awards & Features Editor, Variety

MEET THE COMPETITION FILMMAKERS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 The Competition section of the Festival recognizes the work of emerging directors from around the world in narrative feature, documentary feature, and short film. Join some of the highly innovative and creative competitors as they discuss the highs and lows of their filmmaking careers, what it’s like to get started in the business, and the specific challenges of contemporary filmmaking.

GARY WINICK (1961-2011) Director/producer Gary Winick premiered multiple films at HIFF, winning the Audience Award in 1999 for his drama THE TIC CODE. Throughout the early 2000s, Winick’s brainchild InDigEnd was a high-profile production company that championed low-cost, independent and digital moviemaking. A longtime supporter of the Festival, Gary considered the Hamptons his second home. The Gary Winick Memorial Fund was established to help young filmmakers hone their craft and further the art of cinema. 44


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HIFF COMPETITION FILMS NARRATIVE COMPETITION The winning Narrative Feature Film receives a $3,000 cash prize as well as a film production package of in-kind goods and services, with a total value of over $132,500. The Narrative Jury also bestows the award for Best Narrative Short Film.

DISAPPEARANCE “Napadid Shodan” 10/6, 10:15 AM, East Hampton UA3 10/7, 12:30 PM, Southampton SH2 US Premiere, Iran/Qatar, 2017, 88 minutes, Persian Rising Iranian filmmaker Ali Asgari, whose short film THE SILENCE took home the Best Narrative Short Competition prize at HIFF 2016, returns to the festival with his mesmerizing feature debut. Set against the backdrop of contemporary Iranian society, where conservative traditions often conflict with modern desires, DISAPPEARANCE is the tale of one couple’s race against time to solve an unsolvable problem over the course of one endlessly long night. Featuring outstanding performances from newcomers Sadaf Asgari and Reza Ranjbaran, and an impressively assured stylistic touch, DISAPPEARANCE establishes Asgari as one of the bold new voices in world cinema. Director: Ali Asgari Screenwriters: Farnoosh Samadi, Ali Asgari Producers: Pouria Heidary Oureh, Ali Sadraei Cast: Sadaf Asgari, Amir Reza Ranjbaran, Nafiseh Zare, Sahar Sotoodeh, Mohammad Heidari

OH LUCY! 10/7, 6:30 PM, East Hampton UA3 10/8, 11:15 AM, East Hampton UA2 US Premiere, USA/Japan, 2017, 95 minutes, English/Japanese In this offbeat tale, OH LUCY! follows Setsuko Kawashima (Shinobu Terajima)–a lonely, chain-smoking introvert who is wasting away at her office job in Tokyo. Setsuko’s world is turned upside down when she meets a charismatic English teacher, John (Josh Hartnett), who draws her out of her shell with the help of a blond wig and the promise of a bold new identity. When John abruptly departs for Southern California, the newly emboldened “Lucy” sets out to find him on a life-altering journey of self-discovery. Based on her award-winning short film, Atsuko Hirayanagi’s charming directorial debut explores the transformative power of individualism. Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi Screenwriters: Atsuko Hirayanagi, Boris Frumin Producers: Han West, Yukie Kito, Jessica Elbaum, Atsuko Hitayanagi Executive Producers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Cast: Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Kaho Minami, Koji Yakusho, Shioli Kutsuna

SUMMER 1993 “Estiu 1993” 10/6, 12:30 PM, East Hampton UA3 10/8, 6:45 PM, East Hampton UA3 New York Premiere, Spain, 2017, 96 minutes, Catalan Following the death of her parents in Barcelona, six-year-old Frida (the haunting Laia Artigas) is sent to her uncle’s (David Verdaguer) picturesque countryside home, in Carla Simón’s autobiographical feature debut SUMMER 1993. Frida battles with a sense of loneliness and displacement while also yearning to fit into the picture with her new family. Punctuated by moments of youthful exuberance and mature ruminations, this coming-of-age drama, set amongst summery hues, is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world, anchored by a flawless performance by its young star. Director: Carla Simón Screenwriter: Carla Simón Producer: Valérie Delpierre Cast: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer, Fermi Reixacha 48


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THOROUGHBREDS 10/6, 3:15 PM, East Hampton UA4 10/8, 8:45 PM, East Hampton UA4 East Coast Premiere, USA, 2017, 91 minutes, English Two wealthy teenage girls with violent impulses seek to inject excitement into their boring suburban lives in THOROUGHBREDS, Cory Finley’s deliciously twisted filmmaking debut. When Lily’s (Anya Taylor-Joy, THE WITCH) stepfather threatens to send the troubled teen off to reform school, she recruits her equally unstable childhood friend, Amanda (Olivia Cooke, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL), in a dangerous plot that serves both of their interests. Featuring electrifying performances from its young leads—including the late Anton Yelchin, in his final appearance—this stylish neo-noir establishes newcomer Finley as a filmmaker to watch. Screenwriter/Director: Cory Finley Producers: Kevin Walsh, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Alex Saks, Andrew Duncan Cast: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin

UNDER THE TREE “Undir Trénu” 10/6, 6:00 PM, East Hampton UA3 10/7, 4:00 PM, East Hampton UA4 East Coast Premiere, Iceland/Denmark/Poland/Germany, 2017, 89 minutes, Icelandic “Love thy neighbor” does not apply in the Iceland suburbs of UNDER THE TREE. After his wife kicks him out of the house, Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) stays with his parents—just as the passive aggressive hostility with their neighbors is ramping up over a large tree in the yard. Director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson establishes character dynamics with jabs to the gut and enough dark humor to quell the uneasiness in your stomach. With a moody score and sound design that sways between the tension and release of the scenes, you may find yourself nervously laughing the next time you want to talk to your neighbors about the noise. Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson Screenwriters: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Huldar Breiðfjörð Producers: Grímar Jónsson, Sindri Páll Kjartansson, Þórir Snær Sigurjónsson Cast: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir

JURY ERIC KOHN Eric Kohn is the deputy

editor and chief critic for IndieWire, where he has worked for over a decade. His work has also appeared in The New York Times and several other publications. He is the editor of Harmony Korine: Interviews (2014) and the 2017 chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle; he teaches undergraduate film criticism at NYU; and he co-hosts the weekly podcast Screen Talk with Anne Thompson. He currently resides in Queens with his wife, two cats and a flat screen TV.

HARRIS YULIN Harris Yulin’s movies waiting for release,

or as is said,“in post-production,” are WANDERLAND (HIFF25), ALL SQUARE and SOUNDER. Those fortunate enough to gain release include NORMAN, CANDY MOUNTAIN, END OF THE ROAD, SCARFACE, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, TRAINING DAY, GAME 6, A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY, STUART SAVES HIS FAMILY (with now Senator Al Franken—soon to be the Democratic candidate), 75 DEGREES IN JULY, and MULTIPLICITY. In addition to movies, he has appeared in numerous TV series, including WIOU in the early 90s, and most recently in the Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Ozark. Yulin recently appeared on stage in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night at Chicago’s Court Theatre. As director, his production of Horton Foote’s The Trip To Bountiful won four Lortel awards, and was given an extended run at the Signature Theatre in New York. Yulin has also taught at the Juilliard School for a number of years.

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DANIELA TAPLIN LUNDBERG is founder of the recently launched Stay Gold Features, a New York-based finance and production company. She has produced over 25 features, including the recent Sundance hit PATTI CAKE$, Cary Fukunaga’s African child soldier film BEASTS OF NO NATION, Michael Showalter’s HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, starring Sally Field, and Lisa Cholodenko’s THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT. Lundberg is a member of AMPAS and YPO and sits on the board of the Signature Theater in New York. She is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Westport, CT, with her husband Ted and her three children, Rosie, Bea and Walt.


HIFF COMPETITION FILMS DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

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The winning Documentary Feature receives a $3,000 cash prize as well as a film production package of in-kind goods and services, with a total value of over $30,000. The Documentary Jury also bestows the award for Best Documentary Short Film.

11/8/16 10/6, 4:00 PM, East Hampton UA4 10/8, 4:00 PM, East Hampton UA3 World Premiere, USA, 2017, 104 minutes, English On the day of the 2016 presidential election, filmmaker Jeff Deutchman surveys the thoughts and feelings of ordinary Americans as they head to the ballot box. Told in brief vignettes from across the country and focusing on voters from every side of the political spectrum—ranging from a Sikh man and his family in New York City to a coal miner in West Virginia—the film humanizes the electorate in an age of sweeping generalizations. In its panoramic form and disparate viewpoints, 11/8/16 provides a necessary counterpoint that finds moments of common humanity within a seemingly unbridgeable divide. Curator/Producer: Jeff Deutchman Directors: Duane Andersen, Yung Chang, Garth Donovan, Vikram Gandhi, Raul Gasteazoro, Jamie Goncalves, Andrew Beck Grace, Alma Har’el, Daniel Junge, Alison Klayman, Ciara Lacy, Martha Shane, Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Bassam Tariq, Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce, Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker Executive Producer: Dana O’Keefe

THE CHINA HUSTLE 10/7, 3:15 PM, East Hampton UA3 10/8, 2:45 PM, Southampton 4 SH2 US Premiere, USA, 2017, 84 minutes, English/Mandarin In the midst of the 2008 market crash, investors on the fringes of the financial world feverishly sought new alternatives for high-return investments in the global markets. With Chinese indexes demonstrating explosive growth, the country suddenly emerged as a gold rush opportunity with one caveat: US investors were prohibited from investing directly into the country’s market. Makeshift solutions led to a market frenzy, until one investor discovered the massive web of fraud left in its wake. Jed Rothstein’s documentary rings the alarm on the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated financial world by following those working to uncover the biggest heist you’ve never heard of. Screenwriter/Director: Jed Rothstein Producers: Sarah Gibson, Ryan Suffern Executive Executive Producers: Alex Gibney, Mark Cuban

LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE “Muchos Hijos, un Mono y un castillo” 10/6, 1:15 PM, East Hampton UA4 10/7, 5:45 PM, Southampton SH2 New York Premiere, Spain, 2017, 88 minutes, Spanish Julita Salmerón’s biggest wishes in life were to have lots of children and a pet monkey, and to live in a castle. Gustavo Salmerón’s humorously candid film follows his mother, and the rest of their family, as they rummage through the vast family archive over a period of fifteen years. She reflects on the dreams she managed to fulfill, along with the lingering effects of the economic crisis that forced her to almost lose it all. Filled with moments of warmth and sincerity, LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY, AND A CASTLE is a touching documentary about an eccentric, otherworldly family facing up to the harsh economic realities of living in contemporary Spain. Preceded by: NEGATIVE SPACE Director: Gustavo Salmerón Screenwriters: Gustavo Salmerón, Raúl De Torres, Beatriz Montañez Producer: Gustavo Salmerón 50


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LOVE MEANS ZERO 10/7, 3:30 PM, East Hampton UA1 10/8, 6:30 PM, East Hampton UA4 New York Premiere, USA, 2017, 91 minutes, English With his notorious no-nonsense approach to coaching, Nick Bollettieri is regarded as a controversial figure in the world of tennis—but also, crucially, as a mentor with the know-how to push players to greatness. Director Jason Kohn balances the pointed questions to his subject, who remains intransigent throughout, with interviews with many of Bollettieri's students—Boris Becker and Jim Courier among them—to shed light on the enigmatic figure. What emerges is a story of a coach fiercely determined to win at all costs, and a compelling look at what it takes to compete at the highest level. Director: Jason Kohn Producers: Amanda Branson Gill, Jason Kohn, Anne White, Jill Mazursky, David Styne Subject: Nick Bollettieri

MOUNTAIN 10/6, 10:45 AM, East Hampton UA4 10/7, 3:00 PM, Southampton SH2 US Premiere, Australia, 2017, 73 minutes, English Narrated by Willem Dafoe, MOUNTAIN takes the viewer on a sweeping journey to the most awe-inspiring summits on earth. A collaboration between BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom and Richard Tognetti’s Australian Chamber Orchestra, the film glorifies our species’ pursuit of peril: from ice climbers, snowboarders, and wing-suiters, the thrill-seekers’ daredevil antics will leave audiences gasping for breath. Filmed in 15 countries and assembled from 2,000 hours of hypnotizing footage, MOUNTAIN is a beautifully scored and visually stunning work that vividly captures the fear and reverence inspired by the world’s highest peaks. Preceded by: SKYWARDS Director: Jennifer Peedom Screenwriter: Robert Macfarlane Producers: Jennifer Peedom, Jo-Anne McGowan Narrator: Willem Dafoe

JURY JULIE GOLDMAN Julie Goldman

founded Motto Pictures in 2009. She is an Oscar nominated, Emmy Award winning and Peabody Award winning producer and executive producer of documentary feature films. Julie produced LIFE, ANIMATED and executive produced WEINER, both of which premiered and won awards at Sundance. In 2016, Julie also produced and executive produced features including: THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS, INDIAN POINT, SOLITARY, ENLIGHTEN US, SOUTHWEST OF SALEM and CHICKEN PEOPLE. Previously, she executive produced BEST OF ENEMIES and several Emmy-nominated films: 3 1/2 MINUTES, THE KILL TEAM, ART AND CRAFT and 1971. Julie produced GIDEON’S ARMY, MANHUNT, GOD LOVES UGANDA and BUCK.

TONI ROSS Born and raised in NYC, Toni

Ross attended Wesleyan University, where she studied ceramics and the arts, graduating with a BA in Film Studies. Later, she worked for several production designers, including Philip Rosenberg and Mel Bourne. Ross helped to establish the Wesleyan Cinema Archives, where she remains on the Board of Trustees. She was a founder of HIFF, as well as Founding Chair for five years. In her artistic practice, Toni Ross has developed a sculptural language focused on the architectural and cubic aspects of mass, volume and interior space. She has examined form through an evolving visual lexicon that addresses relationships between shape and surface, balance and instability, and elements of constraint, expressionism and transience. In new works, Ross explores structure in large-scale, site-specific installations that engage and transform the environment.

ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS

The first film that Roger Ross Williams directed, MUSIC BY PRUDENCE, won the 2010 Academy Award® for documentary short subject. He is the first African American director to win an Academy Award. Williams’ latest film, LIFE ANIMATED, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to enormous critical acclaim, and has received countless accolades, including DGA and PGA nominations and a 2017 Academy Award nomination. Williams serves on the board of the Tribeca Film Festival, the advisory boards of both the Full Frame and Sundance Film Festivals, and the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.


WOR L D CIN E M A

The heart of the festival: this extraordinary section encompasses 25 features, ranging from award-winning festival favorites to one-of-a-kind World Premieres, curated for our audience from around the globe. Presented by

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WORLD CINEMA A CIAMBRA 10/6, 12:15 PM, East Hampton UA1 10/9, 11:30 AM, East Hampton UA2 US Premiere, Narrative, Italy/France/USA/Sweden/Germany, 2017, 117 minutes, Italian Adapted from his eponymous short film, filmmaker Jonas Carpignano returns to the southern Italian setting of his debut MEDITERRANEA (HIFF 2015) in this neo-realist coming-of-age story. Desperate to join the ranks of the men of his Romany family, 14-year-old Pio finds his initiation into adulthood unexpectedly fast-tracked with the imprisonment of his father and older brother, as he gradually involves himself in the same criminal world that placed them there. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed with a remarkably atmospheric touch that refuses to settle into the expected tropes of the genre, A CIAMBRA is another nuanced look at the difficulty of escaping a life of crime in a community defined by it, confirming Carpignano as a undeniable international force. Director/Screenwriter: Jonas Carpignano Producers: Paulo Carpignano, Jon Coplon, Christoph Daniel, Gwyn Sannia, Marc Schmidheiny, Rodrigo Teixeira, Ryan Zacarias Executive Producer: Martin Scorsese Cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato, Francesco Pio Amato, Lolanda Amato

ARRHYTHMIA “Aritmiya” 10/5, 7:45 PM, East Hampton UA3 10/9, 2:30 PM, East Hampton UA2 Narrative, US Premiere, Russia/Finland/Germany, 2017, 116 minutes, Russian ARRHYTHMIA, Boris Khlebnikov’s explosive portrait of a fractured marriage, follows the young, gifted paramedic Oleg (Alexander Yatsenko) and his wife Katya (Irina Gorbacheva), who works as a nurse in the hospital’s emergency department. Headstrong, impulsive, and willing to bend the rules when necessary, Oleg frequently runs afoul of the new management that is trying to implement absurdly strict new rules that prioritize bureaucracy over the patients’ well-being. As their professional and personal lives collide, Oleg and Katya must deconstruct their familiar spaces in order to rebuild their marriage in Khlebnikov’s intriguing commentary on the anatomy of a relationship. Director: Boris Khlebnikov Screenwriters: Boris Khlebikov, Natalia Meshchaninova Producers: Ruben Dishdishyan, Sergey Selyanov, Natalia Drozd, Aleksi Hyvärinen, Toni Valla, Eva Blondiau Cast: Alexander Yatsenko, Irina Gorbacheva

˘ DEAD NATION “Tara moarta” 10/6, 5:45 PM, East Hampton UA5 10/9, 6:15 PM, East Hampton UA3 Documentary, US Premiere, Romania, 2017, 83 minutes, Romanian Acclaimed narrative filmmaker Radu Jude explores Romania’s shifting identity throughout history in his first documentary, THE DEAD NATION. Using archival images found from the collection of a rural photographer, text excerpted from the journal of a Jewish doctor, and songs recorded from the nationalistic anthems of the time, Jude’s cinematic essay provides a harrowing yet captivating account of the rise of nationalism and antisemitism in Romania during the 1930s-40s. Equal parts mesmerizing and horrifying, THE DEAD NATION is, as the narration describes, “torn between reality and poetry,” creating a necessary recollection of a period with eerie similarities to our own. Director/Screenwriter: Radu Jude Producer: Ada Solomon 54


WORLD CINEMA THE DIVINE ORDER

“Die Göttliche Ordnung” 10/5, 4:00 PM, East Hampton UA1 10/8, 12:30 PM, Southampton SH2 Narrative, Switzerland, 2017, 97 minutes, Swiss-German In 1971, a quaint Swiss village, seemingly untouched by the cultural and social upheavals of the 1960s, anticipates the vote for women’s suffrage. Following her exposure to a women’s rights demonstration in Zurich, a shy and well-liked housewife becomes the unexpected beacon of her village’s suffragette movement. Featuring a strong ensemble cast, led by the effortless Marie Leuenberger, THE DIVINE ORDER chronicles the challenges of a determined group of women who cast off the stubborn ways of the village and fight for independence. Directing with a keen eye for sincerity and humor, Petra Volpe captures the inspiring journey of harnessing your voice to both speak truth to power and tell your husband he can do his own laundry. Director/Screenwriter: Petra Volpe Producers: Reto Schärli, Lukas Hobi Cast: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Marta Zoffoli, Bettina Stucky

EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA 10/8, 12:45 PM, East Hampton UA4 Narrative, USA, 2017, 92 minutes, Spanish/English Returning to feature filmmaking after a decade in television, indie veteran Jim McKay’s EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a heartfelt, subtle, and captivating portrait of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. José, played brilliantly by newcomer Fernando Cardona, is a hardworking delivery man whose only respite from his overwhelming schedule is his local soccer team. But when assigned a double shift on the day of the championship, José is forced to either let down his team or lose his only source of income. Refreshingly authentic and frequently humorous, EN EL SÉPTIMO DÍA is a rare film that highlights the consequences of the most seemingly simple decisions. Director/Screenwriter: Jim McKay Producers: Alex Bach, Lindsey Cordero, Caroline Kaplan, Jim McKay, Michael Stipe Cast: Fernando Cardona, Gilberto Jimenez, Abel Perez, Genoel Ramírez, Alfonso Velazquez

THE FAMILY I HAD 10/7, 1:30 PM, East Hampton UA4 Documentary, USA, 2017, 77 minutes, English In Katie Green and Carlyle Rubin’s THE FAMILY I HAD, Charity Lee recalls the harrowing moment her teenage son shattered her family with one unthinkable act of violence. Ten years into the wake of this unimaginable tragedy, the grieving mother is forced to come to terms with her new reality. With great empathy and unrivaled access to their subjects, Green and Rubin forgo true-crime sensationalism for a nuanced exploration of the family’s complicated history with mental illness, addiction, and domestic abuse. Highlighting our capacity to adapt to even the most unmooring of circumstances, THE FAMILY I HAD is a moving testament to human resilience. Directors: Katie Green, Carlye Rubin Producers: Katie Green, Carlye Rubin, Tina Grapenthin Executive Producer: Julie Goldman Subject: Charity Lee, Paris Lee 55


WORLD CINEMA A FANTASTIC WOMAN “Una Mujer Fantástica”

10/6, 3:00 PM, East Hampton UA1 10/7, 7:00 PM, Guild Hall Narrative, East Coast Premiere, Chile, 2017, 103 minutes, Spanish A shatteringly intimate and nuanced performance from newcomer Daniela Vega anchors Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s latest film, A FANTASTIC WOMAN. In this Hitchcockian drama, transgender woman Marina (Vega) and Orlando (Francisco Reyes) are in love and are planning to spend the rest of their lives together, but when tragedy strikes, Marina finds herself unexpectedly under criminal investigation. Much like with his previous film, 2013’s GLORIA, Lelio offers a complex portrayal of a strong female character unsure how to navigate a hostile environment defined by prejudice and intolerance. Director: Sebastián Lelio Screenwriters: Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza Producers: Juan de Duios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Kuppenheim, Nicolas Saavedra

FILMWORKER 10/8, 3:00 PM, East Hampton UA1 Documentary, USA, 2017, 95 minutes, English At the age of 27, actor Leon Vitali met Stanley Kubrick during the filming of BARRY LYNDON. Despite having his own respected acting career, Vitali’s fascination with Kubrick led him to throw it away and pursue a life in service of the director as his personal assistant, right-hand man, and, most tumultuously of all, friend. With a treasure trove of behind-thescene footage and stories recalled by both Vitali and Kubrick’s past collaborators, FILMWORKER provides a fascinating firsthand account of the complex relationship that facilitated the creation, and made possible the preservation, of some of the director’s most legendary work. Director: Tony Zierra Producers: Elizabeth Yoffe, Tony Zierra Subjects: Leon Vitali, Ryan O’Neal, Matthew Modine, Stellan Skarsgård

THE FIRST TO DO IT 10/6, 8:30 PM, Bay Street Documentary, World Premiere, USA, 2017, 88 minutes, English In 1950, three years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, Earl Lloyd stepped onto an NBA basketball court and changed the game forever. During Lloyd’s 22-year NBA career, he became its first African American player, its first African American scout, and its first African American full time head coach. Through intimate conversations with family, childhood friends, and the legendary players whose lives he touched (including Oscar Robertson, Dave Bing, and Kawhi Leonard), THE FIRST TO DO IT chronicles the the experience of Lloyd and other early African American players against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement and explores the role of sports in the lasting legacy of desegregation today. Directors: Coodie & Chike Producer: Arka Sengupta Executive Producers: Carmelo Anthony, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Michael Finley Subjects: Deon Cole, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard, Oscar Robertson, Dave Bing, Bob Lanier 56


WORLD CINEMA THE FLORIDA PROJECT 10/8, 8:30 PM, East Hampton UA5 115 minutes, English Sean Baker supplants the West Hollywood setting of his 2015 festival hit TANGERINE with the cheap motels laying in the shadow of a certain Orlando mouse-themed amusement park. in another free-flowing and sincere look at those living in the shadows of the cities they call home. Living in one of the rooms are 6-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her 22-year-old mother Halley (Bria Vinaite), who struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Aided by Willem Dafoe’s remarkably warm performance as Bobby, a staff member of the hotel, Sean Baker has crafted another empathetic look at those existing on the fringes. Director: Sean Baker Screenwriters: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch Producers: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaitew

HAPPY END 10/6, 3:15 PM Guild Hall 10/7, 5:15 PM Southampton SH1 US Premiere, Narrative, France/Austria/Germany, 2017, 107 minutes, French/English While living out their days in a Calais mansion against the backdrop of the city’s increasingly turbulent refugee crisis, the well-off Laurents find themselves slowly torn apart by the surprise arrival of a young guest. In the follow-up to his Academy Award®-winning (and five-time nominated) film AMOUR (HIFF 2012), acclaimed filmmaker Michael Haneke returns to the career-defining social and familial themes of his work in this story of the disintegration of a single bourgeois family. Anchored by powerful performances from past Haneke collaborators Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant, HAPPY END is another unrelentingly singular work of social satire from a master filmmaker working at the top of his game. Director/Screenwriter: Michael Haneke Producers: Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndy, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Toby Jones

I AM EVIDENCE 10/8, 1:15 PM, East Hampton UA3 Documentary, USA, 2017, 86 minutes, English Produced by Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU), I AM EVIDENCE uncovers the many disturbing ways our criminal justice system neglects victims of sexual assault. In this revealing exposé, filmmakers Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir investigate the alarming number of untested evidence kits that have accumulated over the last several decades, denying justice to thousands of survivors in the process. Giving voice to the brave individuals affected by this misconduct and to the heroic law enforcement officials who tirelessly work to deliver long-awaited due process in these cases, I AM EVIDENCE is a powerful call to action. Directors: Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir Producers: Mariska Hargitay, Trish Adlesic, Nancy Abraham

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WORLD CINEMA LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY 10/7, 6:00 PM, East Hampton UA1 10/8, 5:15 PM, Southampton SH2 Documentary, World Premiere, USA, 2017, 97 minutes, English LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY explores the life of the iconic make-up artist who transformed the profession into a prominent and influential art form. Director and fellow make-up artist Tiffany Bartok paints a beautiful and deeply personal portrait of a man who, as both an artist and LGBTQ advocate, dedicated his life to elevating the inner confidence and presence of others. Through intimate archival footage and interviews with his famous friends and clients, Bartok weaves through the journey of Aucoin’s life up until his tragic end—reminding everyone that he truly was larger than life. Director: Tiffany Bartok Producers: Jayce Bartok, Troy Surratt, Bronwyn Cosgrave Subjects: Kevyn Aucoin, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Isabella Rossellini, Tori Amos

THE LEISURE SEEKER 10/7, 10:30 AM East Hampton UA1 10/8, 2:00 PM, Southampton Arts Ctr Narrative, US Premiere, Italy, 2017, 112 minutes, English Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden-Globe® winner Donald Sutherland shine as Ella and John, an aging couple who embark on one final adventure in Paolo Virzi’s English-language feature debut. Foregoing the concerns of their doctors and grown children, the pair impulsively set off on a whirlwind, cross-country escapade in their beloved Winnebago. Experiencing equal moments of elation and frustration, the pair wind their way down the East Coast—rekindling their passion for life and their affection for one another along the way, in a journey full of humor and pathos. Director: Paolo Virzì Screenwriters: Stephen Amidon, Francesca Archibugi, Francesco Piccolo, Paolo Virzì Producers: Rabrizio Donvito, Marco Cohen, Benedetto Habib Cast: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey

LOVE, CECIL 10/6, 3:00 PM, Bay Street East Coast Premiere, Documentary, USA, 2017, 98 minutes, English Documentarian Lisa Immordino Vreeland (PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT) presents an engaging portrait of the visionary Cecil Beaton. Known for his astounding work ethic and prickly personality, the celebrated and sometimes controversial photographer and costume designer shot iconic portraits of celebrities and took home two Academy Awards® for his work on GIGI and MY FAIR LADY. Expertly weaving thoughtful passages from Beaton’s diaries—brought to life through Rupert Everett’s keen narration—with archival interviews featuring his famous friends (and foes), LOVE, CECIL tracks the artist’s long, illustrious career with equal amounts of affection and frankness. Director/Producer: Lisa Immordino Vreeland Subject: Cecil Beaton 58


WORLD CINEMA LOVELESS “Nelyubov” 10/6, 8:15 PM East Hampton UA5 10/7, 9:00 PM, East Hampton UA4 Narrative, East Coast, Russia/France/Belgium/Germany, 2017, 127 minutes, Russian Boris and Zhenya’s (Alexey Rozin, Maryana Spivak) divorce has devolved into an endless series of arguments. Consumed with selling their apartment and beginning lives with new partners, their 12-year-old son Alyosha (Matvey Novikov) seems increasingly pushed out of their minds, until he suddenly disappears without a trace into the wintry expanse of Moscow. Using the foundation of a crime procedural to shed greater light on the stark inhumanity seeping into every aspect of contemporary Russian society, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s (LEVIATHAN) expertly crafted film applies his impeccable ability to portray human drama on a global scale to this bitingly vicious story of lost love. Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev Screenwriters: Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev Producers: Alexandre Rodnyansky, Serguey Melkumov Cast: Maryana Spivak, Alexey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasilyeva, Andris Keishs

THE MISOGYNISTS 10/6, 8:30 PM East Hampton UA3 10/7, 9:15 PM East Hampton UA5 World Premiere, Narrative, USA, 2017, 85 minutes, English In a single, fully-stocked hotel room on the night of the 2016 general election, two Trump supporters celebrate the unexpected results, in the latest from indie provocateur Onur Tukel. As the night rages on, an ensemble of characters venture in and out of the room. Some match the two’s enthusiasm while others voice their terror at the prospect of the incoming President, but most struggle to find reasons to care less about the results that caused the debauched celebration occurring around them. Led by Dylan Baker’s gleefully deranged lead performance, Tukel’s tongue-in-cheek exploration of a divided America digs deep into the night’s mass existential crisis, and leaves with some disquieting results. Director/Screenwriter: Onur Tukel Producer: Gigi Graff Cast: Dylan Baker, Ivana Milicevic, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Jamie Block, Nana Mensah

MR & MRS ADELMAN

“Monsieur & Madame Adelman” 10/7, 10:30 AM East Hampton UA2 10/8, 11 AM Southampton Arts Center East Coast Premiere, Narrative, France, 2017, 120 minutes, French In his directorial debut, Nicolas Bedos stars opposite co-writer Doria Tillier as a French couple intertwined, consumed with, and defined by each other in life and work: he, an accomplished writer; she, his sometime-muse and editor. The chemistry between Bedos and Tillier is irresistible, as they quip back and forth through four decades of music, haircuts, and a romance that’s more shattered glass and Camus than chocolate and flowers. Biting and tender, MR & MRS ADELMAN packs the intricacies of marriage into a romantic comedy—with a twist. Director: Nicolas Bedos Screenwriters: Nicolas Bedos, Doria Tillier Producers: François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne Cast: Doria Tillier, Nicolas Bedos 59


WORLD CINEMA NOVITIATE 10/6, 4:30 PM, East Hampton UA2 10/9, 6:45 PM, Bay Street Narrative, East Coast Premiere, USA, 2017, 118 minutes, English Drawn in by the prospect of a higher calling despite her non-religious upbringing, Cathleen (Margaret Qualley), a teenager growing up in the early 1960s, soon finds herself among a group of young women who have devoted themselves to a training program within The Sisters of Blessed Rose convent. While their earnest devotion is quickly contrasted with the harsh realities of religious life, the sudden announcement of Pope John XXIII’s Second Vatican Council provides a new question for both the students and their Mother Superior (Academy-Award® winner Melissa Leo): whether to transform along with the church’s plans of liberal reform or adhere to the strict principles that first compelled them into the convent. Director/Screenwriter: Maggie Betts Producers: Carole J. Peterman, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler Cast: Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, Julianne Nicholson, Dianna Agron, Morgan Saylor

ONE OF US 10/7, 6:30 PM, Bay Street 10/8, 10:30 AM, East Hampton UA3 Documentary, US Premiere, USA, 2017, 94 minutes, English/Yiddish In a borough defined by rapidly shifting identities and vastly increased visibility, Brooklyn’s Hasidic community exists as an anomaly—one virtually cut off from the change surrounding it and defined largely by the secrecy of what exists within it. Over the course of three years, Oscar-nominated® directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady embed themselves with three former members who have removed themselves from the community, exploring the circumstances that led to their departure and capturing their new lives outside—despite persistent threats from the world they left behind. As in 2006’s JESUS CAMP, Ewing and Grady explore the boundaries of a community defined by religious connection, and shine a light on the disturbing conditions found within. Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady Producers: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

SPIELBERG 10/8, 10:00 AM, Bay Street Documentary, USA, 2017, 147 minutes, English Emerging out of the New Hollywood era to become the biggest name in blockbuster film for the last four decades, Steven Spielberg has been defined by both the countless classics he directed and the constant risks that kept his streak alive throughout his career as a filmmaker, producer, and studio executive. With interviews from Spielberg’s consistent collaborators (Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, John Williams), contemporaries (George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola), and friends and family, Susan Lacy’s wide-spanning portrait of the director provides an unprecedented look at perhaps the most influential figure in modern filmmaking. Director: Susan Lacy Producers: Susan Lacy, Jessica Levin, Emma Pildes Subject: Steven Spielberg 60


WORLD CINEMA THE SQUARE 10/7, 3:45 PM, East Hampton UA2 10/8, 1:15 PM, Southampton SH1 Narrative, Sweden, 2017, 142 minutes, Swedish/English Winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Ruben Östlund’s provocatively anarchic THE SQUARE follows Christian (Claes Bang), the suave director of a respected contemporary art museum who sees the museum, and his career, suddenly upended when the PR campaign surrounding his latest exhibit goes off the rails. Using the same razor-sharp humor found in his festival favorite FORCE MAJEURE (HIFF 2014), Östlund has created another masterful social satire that playfully disassembles the hypocrisy, privilege, and self-importance of the contemporary art world. Featuring fantastic turns by Terry Notary, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West, THE SQUARE skillfully orchestrates one standout sequence after another, and in the process creates one of the most memorable films of the year. Director/Screenwriter: Ruben Östlund Producer: Erik Hemmendorff Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Læssø

STRAD STYLE 10/7, 10:45 AM, East Hampton UA4 10/9, 3:30 PM, East Hampton UA3 Documentary, New York Premiere, USA, 2017, 104 minutes, English Out on the vast middle American steppe, an eccentric loner named Daniel Houck passes the time cruising social media and obsessively whittling away violins inspired by Old World masters like Guarneri and Stradivarius. Stefan Avalos’s unlikely, rousing documentary STRAD STYLE follows Daniel as a chance encounter on Facebook with a famous violin soloist leads him on a singular, yearlong quest to craft an exact replica of the world’s finest violin. Avalos’s intimate camera paints an irresistible portrait of a Midwestern misfit with the chance to enter the rarefied world of classical music, far away from the windswept plains of Ohio. Director/Screenwriter: Stefan Avalos Producers: Stefan Avalos, Suzan Ortmeier

VOYEUR 10/7, 8:45 PM East Hampton UA3 10/8, 12:30 PM East Hampton UA1 Documentary, USA, 2017, 96 minutes, English In 2016, legendary journalist Gay Talese published in The New Yorker an excerpt from his upcoming book The Voyeur’s Motel, which quickly proved to be one of the most controversial stories of his career. Following the writer during this period, documentarians Myles Kane and Josh Koury track Talese as he investigates the story of the Colorado motel owner, Gerald Foos, who secretly built an observation platform to watch the most intimate moments in the lives of his guests. As questions emerge about Foos’s trustworthiness, Talese is thrown into the middle of a controversy that threatens to destroy the story he’s been working on for more than three decades. Director: Myles Kane, Josh Koury Producers: Trisha Koury Subjects: Gay Talese, Gerald Foos 61


WORLD CINEMA THE WORK 10/7, 1:15 PM East Hampton UA2 10/8, 10:15 AM East Hampton UA4 Documentary, USA, 2017, 87 minutes, English Twice a year, the maximum-security Folsom State Prison allows free citizens from the outside to participate in an intensive group therapy program with the incarcerated men on the inside. With unprecedented access, directors Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous document these raw and revealing sessions—capturing harrowing moments of human vulnerability, catharsis, and connection in the process. Awarded the Best Documentary at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, THE WORK is an extraordinary feat of verité filmmaking that looks behind prison walls to reveal a movement of redemption that transcends what we think wof as rehabilitation. Directors: Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous Producers: Alice Henty, Jairus McLeary, Angela Sostre, Eon McLeary, Miles McLeary

SPECIAL SCREENINGS AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER: SUMMERDOCS

ICARUS 10/8, 8:00 PM Southampton SH2 Documentary, USA, 2017, 121 minutes, English/Russian The ruthless worlds of international sports and politics rarely collide as spectacularly as they do in Bryan Fogel’s ICARUS. While investigating the furtive world of illegal doping in sports, he connects with renegade Russian Scientist Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov—a pillar of his country’s “anti-doping” program. Fogel and Rodchenkov develop a close friendship, despite shocking allegations that place Rodchenkov at the center of Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program. As signs point to illegalities running to Russia’s highest chains of command, they realize they hold the power to reveal the biggest international sports scandal in living memory and soon find themselves in the middle of an international conspiracy. Directors: Bryan Fogel Screenwriters: Bryan Fogel, Mark Monroe Producers: Dan Cogan, Bryan Fogel, David Fralkow, Jim Swartz 62


S HOR T F I LM S Expect the unexpected in HIFF’s dynamic short film programs. Running the gamut from social impact drama to all-ages humor to off-the-wall delights, there’s definitely something for everyone.

Narrative Competition................................................................................... 66 Documentary Competition............................................................................67 New York Women in Film and Television..........................................................68 SOAR! Shorts For All Ages.............................................................................. 69 Student Short Films Showcase...................................................................... 70 Twist & Shout.................................................................................................. 71 I’ll Be On My Way........................................................................................... 72 Come Together.............................................................................................. 73 Shorts Playing Before Features.......................................................................74 Student Screening & Talkback.............................................................. .........74

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SHORTS PROGRAM #1 NARRATIVE SHORT FILM COMPETITION 10/7, 4:30 PM, East Hampton UA5, 82 Min 10/8, 1:00 PM, East Hampton UA5, 82 Min

Featuring exceptional technique and storytelling, the Short Narrative Competition honors the fresh perspectives of up-and-coming filmmakers. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and qualify for consideration at the Academy Awards® for Best Live Action Short Film.

THE BURDEN “Min Börda”

US Premiere, Sweden, 2017, 14 minutes, Swedish

Director: Niki Lindroth von Bahr

On the eve of what may be the apocalypse, the animal occupants of a lonely industrial park sing for liberation in this series of surreal, musical vignettes.

DEKALB ELEMENTARY New York Premiere, USA, 2016, 20 minutes, English

Director: Reed Van Dyk

A thrilling moment between two strangers—inspired by a real 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.

FOREVER NOW

New York Premiere, Denmark, 2017, 19 minutes, Danish

Director: Kristian Håskjold

After many years together, William and Cecilie’s relationship has come to an end. Unwilling to let go of each other just yet, the couple spend a drug-induced weekend together reliving the highs and lows of their romance.

SIGNATURE

East Coast Premiere, Japan, 2017, 13 minutes, Japanese/Mandarin/English

Director: Kei Chikaura

A young man wanders the busy streets of Tokyo, anxiously trying to memorize a phrase that could change his life.

TOGETHER ALONE “Nosotros Solos”

US Premiere, Argentina, 2017, 16 minutes, Spanish

Director: Mateo Bendesky

Facundo is inseparable from his deaf younger sister Débora. When presented with an opportunity to increase her independence, he struggles to come to grips with the changing dynamics of their relationship. 66


SHORTS PROGRAM #2 DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM COMPETITION 10/7, 11:15 AM, East Hampton UA5, 113 Min 10/8, 10:00 AM, East Hampton UA5, 113 Min

Featuring an array of powerful subjects, the Short Documentary Competition honors new and distinctive voices in documentary filmmaking. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and qualify for consideration at the Academy Awards® for Best Documentary Short Film.

COMMODITY CITY

New York Premiere, China/USA, 2017, 10 minutes, Mandarin

Director: Jessica Kingdon

A meditative observation of the Yiwu Markets in China, the largest wholesale consumer market in the world.

EDITH+EDDIE

New York Premiere, USA, 2017, 29 minutes, English

Director: Laura Checkoway

The unusual and idyllic romance of Edith and Eddie—America’s oldest interracial newlyweds—is challenged by a family dispute that threatens to tear the couple apart.

LONG SHOT

Documentary, USA, 2017, 38 minutes, English

Director: Jacob LaMendola

When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he did not commit, his lawyer must go to extraordinary lengths to prove his alibi.

MY DAUGHTER NORA “Ma Fille Nora”

New York Premiere, Belgium/ France, 2016, 15 minutes, French/Arabic

Director: Jasna Krajinovic

A mother tirelessly pursues her runaway teenage daughter, who left her home in Belgium to join the war against the infidels in Syria.

NATURE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

East Coast Premiere, Netherlands, 2016, 21 minutes

Director: Sebastian Mulder

As nature fades into the background of our increasingly urban world, a series of artificial simulations are ready to take its place. 67

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10/8, 3:15 PM, East Hampton UA5, 86 Mins

We are very pleased to continue our partnership with New York Women in Film and Television for our fifteenth annual showcase of outstanding achievements by female filmmakers.

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Documentary, USA, 2017, 16 minutes, English

Director: Davina Pardo

With the assistance of innovative technology, Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss ensures she will be able to tell her story forever.

FRANKIE KEEPS TALKING Narrative, New York Premiere, USA, 2017, 7 minutes, English

Director: Annabelle Attanasio

Will someone please tell Frankie to shut up?

FRY DAY

Narrative, USA, 2017, 16 minutes, English

Director: Laura Moss

A teenage girl comes of age against the backdrop of Ted Bundy’s execution.

THE NEST EGG Narrative, UK, 2016, 14 minutes, English

Director: Lucy Patrick Ward

The stories of a lonely widower and a precocious young girl unexpectedly converge with the help of a chicken suit.

NEVADA

Narrative, East Coast Premiere, USA, 2017, 12 minutes, English

Director: Emily Ann Hoffman

A couple’s romantic weekend is abruptly interrupted by a birth control mishap.

NIGHT

Narrative, USA/Netherlands, 2017, 10 minutes, English

Director: Joosje Duk

The carefree dynamic between four friends suddenly shifts following an unpleasant encounter with a nightclub bouncer.

WAITING FOR HASSANA Documentary, New York Premiere, Nigeria, 2017, 11 minutes, Hausa

Director: Ifunanya Maduka

The personal account of one girl’s harrowing escape from the imprisonment of Boko Haram. 68


SHORTS PROGRAM #4 SOAR! SHORTS FOR ALL AGES

10/9, 1:15 PM, East Hampton UA3, 64 Min

Calling all boys, girls and birds! The colorful characters in this family-friendly program remind us all to shoot for the stars.

BIRDLIME

Narrative, Canada, 2017, 11 minutes

Director: Evan DeRushie

An exotic bird struggles to adapt to his new life in captivity.

COIN OPERATED

Narrative, USA, 2017, 5 minutes

DIRECTOR: NICHOLAS ARIOLI

To infinity and beyond, for only 25¢.

DAM! THE STORY OF KIT THE BEAVER Narrative, Canada, 2017, 13minutes, English

Director: Kjell Boersma

The adventures of an inquisitive young beaver named Kit, and the valuable lessons about compassion and community she learns along the way. Featuring an original score performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

MR. & MRS. KIM

Narrative, USA, 2016, 15 minutes, English/Korean

Director: Jaehuen Chung

Feeling insecure about his parents’ dry cleaning business, Joshua invents an elaborate new profession for them.

JESSZILLA

Documentary, USA, 2017, 7 minutes, English

Director: Emily Sheskin

Ten-year-old Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva dreams about becoming a professional boxer.

PERCHED

Narrative, UK, 2016, 10 minutes, English

Director: Liam Harris

A grumpy hermit used to a life of isolation struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visitor rocks his world.

SABAKU

Narrative, New York Premiere, Netherlands, 2016, 3 minutes

Director: Marlies van der Wel

How far will you go to find a new friend? 69

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SHORTS PROGRAM #5 STUDENT SHORT FILMS SHOWCASE

SPONSORED BY

10/8, 5:45 PM, East Hampton UA5, 102 Min

MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS, CALIFORNICATION); David Riker; Todd Rohal; Russell Harbaugh; Maria Maggenti (BEFORE I FALL); Geoffrey Fletcher (PRECIOUS); Yann Demange (‘71); Matthew Galkin; Mitch McCabe; Patrick Stettner (THE NIGHT LISTENER); Greg Pak; Ari Gold and Andrew Mudge.

Selected from hundreds of submissions by a jury of industry professionals, these prize-winning short films showcase the extraordinary talent and achievements of five exceptional student filmmakers. Previous winners include James Ponsoldt (THE CIRCLE, THE END OF THE TOUR, THE SPECTACULAR NOW); Bart Freundlich (THE

ABSENT

Narrative, World Premiere, USA/India, 2017, 16 minutes, English

Director: Sudarshan Suresh

Wearily resigned to caring for her bedridden mother, Zola sees a fleeting chance to break free from this tedious routine when she runs into an old crush.

CASTING

Narrative, North American Premiere, Poland, 2017, 20 minutes, Polish

Directors: Katarzyna Iskra, Karolina Zaleszczuk

A young, Polish woman is forced to choose between her family and her career as an actress.

LA MANZANA

Narrative, New York Premiere, Belgium, 2017, 28 minutes, Spanish

Director: Henry Disotuar

In the days leading up to his departure from Cuba, a young boy prepares to say goodbye to the only home he has ever known.

NIGHT CALL

Narrative, World Premiere, USA, 2017, 18 minutes, English

Director: Amanda Renee Knox

A newly promoted police officer is forced to make a life-altering decision when she encounters a familiar face on a routine patrol.

TOWARDS THE SUN “Hacia el Sol”

Narrative, New York Premiere, UK/USA, 2017, 20 minutes, Spanish

Director: Monica Santis

Under the looming threat of deportation, a young girl living at an immigrant youth shelter in Texas confronts her past through her artwork. 70


SHORTS PROGRAM #6 TWIST & SHOUT

10/6, 3:30 PM, East Hampton UA5, 81 Min 10/7, 6:45 PM, East Hampton UA5, 81 Min

The madcap characters in this collection of comedic shorts are just trying to have a good time, thank you very much.

F***ING BUNNIES “Saatanan Kanit”

Narrative, New York Premiere, Finland, 2017, 17 minutes, Finnish

Director: Teemu Niukkanen

One Finnish man’s comfortable suburban existence is disrupted when a boisterous, satanic sex-cult moves in next door.

HOME SWIM HOME “Le Grand Bain”

Narrative, France, 2016, 16 minutes, French

Director: Valérie Leroy

A recently divorced, former swimming champion finds new meaning in life upon learning that many of her new neighbors do not know how to swim.

LEGAL SMUGGLING WITH CHRISTINE CHOY Documentary, USA, 2016, 4 minutes, English

Director: Lewie Kloster

Why would anyone go to Canada if not to smuggle cigarettes?

LITTLE MANIFESTO AGAINST SOLEMN CINEMA “Pequeño manifiesto en contra del cine solemne”

Narrative, US Premiere, Argentina, 2017, 14 minutes, Spanish

Director: Roberto Porta

The lifespan of one couple’s tumultuous relationship—composed entirely of clichéd film tropes.

MOUNTAIN FEVER “Bergfieber”

Narrative, East Coast Premiere, Germany, 2016, 8 minutes, German

DIRECTOR: FRÉDÉRIC HAMBALEK

Belzinger is gone...

WOMEN & WINE

“Kvinner & Cava”

Narrative, East Coast Premiere, Norway, 2017, 22 minutes, Norwegian

Director: Liv Karin Dahlstrøm

Fearing the distance that has started to creep into an old friendship, one woman impulsively tries to reassert her dominance. 71


SHORTS PROGRAM #7 I WILL BE ON MY WAY

10/5, 4:45 PM, East Hampton UA5, 99 Min 10/6, 12:45 PM, East Hampton UA5, 99 Min

Upon finding themselves at a crossroads, the characters of these short films must each make a bold decision. The consequences, for better or for worse, will change the course of their lives forever.

15: A QUINCEAÑERA STORY

Documentary, World Premiere, USA, 2017, 26 minutes, English/Spanish

Directors: Matthew O’Neill, Thalia Sodi

With the help of her trans-madrinas (godmothers), fifteen-year-old Zoey prepares for her Quinceañera—a celebration the older women were never able to have themselves.

FLUFFY “Flafi”

Narrative, New York Premiere, Serbia/Canada, 2016, 24 minutes, Serbian

Director: Lee Filipovski

As a family deals with the emotional and logistical stress of packing up for a cross-continental move, things get even more complicated when an impossibly large teddy bear suddenly enters the equation.

LES MISERABLES Narrative, France, 2017, 16 minutes, French

Director: Ladj Ly

In the modern-day Parisian district of Victor Hugo’s novel, a new transfer cop joins the neighborhood anti-crime brigade.

LITTLE POTATO

Documentary, USA, 2017, 13 minutes, English

Directors: Wes Hurley, Nathan M. Miller

The whirlwind autobiographical tale of a young gay boy, his mail-orderbride mother, and their adventurous escape from the Soviet Union in pursuit of a new life in America.

RETOUCH

Narrative, Iran, 2017, 20 minutes, Persian

Director: Kaveh Mazaheri

When her husband suffers a serious accident, Maryam makes a fateful choice. 72


SHORTS PROGRAM #8 COME TOGETHER

10/6, 10:00 AM, East Hampton UA5, 94 Min 10/7, 2:00 PM, East Hampton UA5, 94 Min

Spanning generations, these thoughtful and witty stories from around the world explore our universal desire for human connection.

A FRIENDSHIP IN TOW/TOE “Até a pró/cima!”

Documentary, US Premiere, Portugal/Hungary/ Belgium/Japan, 2017, 10 minutes, Portuguese

Director: Atsushi Kuwayama

An unlikely friendship blossoms between two strangers on the long, arduous journey up five flights of stairs.

CONNECTION “Conectifai” Documentary, New York Premiere, Cuba, 2016, 16 minutes, Spanish

Director: Zoe Garcia

Wi-Fi has come to Havana, and with it, new opportunities for Cubans to interact with one another.

HOLD ON

Narrative, New York Premiere, USA, 2017, 9 minutes, English

Director: Christine Turner

Family bonds are put to the test when a young man is left to care for his ailing grandmother.

MANIVALD

Narrative, East Coast Premiere, Estonia/ Croatia/Canada, 2017, 13 minutes, English

Director: Chintis Lundgren

Manivald, 33, still lives at home with his overbearing mother—that is, until the arrival of a dashing repairman prompts him to make a change.

NAKO

Narrative, East Coast Premiere, France, 2017, 18 minutes, French

Director: Nyima Cartier

On their weekend getaway in the countryside, a young couple discovers they can only communicate through the air vents of the house.

SCAFFOLD

Narrative, Canada, 2017, 15 minutes, Bosnian/English

Director: Kazik Radwanski

Two immigrant construction workers observe the neighborhood from their unique, precarious and ephemeral vantage point.

SEARCHING FOR WIVES

Documentary, New York Premiere, Singapore, 2016, 12 minutes, Tamil/English

Director: Zuki Juno Tobgye

A migrant worker visits a Singaporean photo studio, hoping the professional portrait will be the ticket to finding him a bride back home. 73


SHORTS PROGRAM #9 SHORTS PLAYING BEFORE FEATURES

NEGATIVE SPACE

Precedes LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE Narrative, East Coast Premiere, France, 2017, 5 minutes, English

Directors: Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata

A father and son connect through the efficiency, simplicity, and intimacy of packing luggage.

SKYWARDS

Precedes MOUNTAIN Documentary, East Coast Premiere, UK, 2017, 5 minutes, Hindi

Director: Eva Weber

An ancient tradition takes place in the skies above the bustling streets of Old Delhi.

STUDENT SCREENING & TALKBACK UNITED NATIONS PARTNERSHIP Addressing Migration, Diversity, and Social Inclusion (Middle School and High School Programs) 2017 is the third year that HIFF will welcome middle and high school students from across the East End for a program addressing human rights, inclusion, and migrant integration. The students will view films made by children and young adults from all over the world, chosen in conjunction with the Plural + (“Plural Plus”) Film Festival, a joint venture of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration. The high school program includes a panel discussion with someof these young international filmmakers and United Nations and other world peacemaking representatives. Also for the third year, East Hampton Middle School teachers Cara Nelson, Rita Greene, and Margaret Ryan-Metz have integrated this program into their 7th grade curriculum. They will use these films as inspiration to their students, who will make films of their own—mostly about diversity, acceptance, and human/ animal rights. Visiting British student filmmaker Awais Ali (front and center) gets students to pose like cinematographers at the 2016 festival.

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In honor of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s 25th anniversary, local merchants, film lovers and independent moviemakers all reflect on the star-studded annual event that brings the community together throughout the East End.

GARY WINICK (producer, who passed away in 2011, as quoted in the HIFF 15th Anniversary catalogue): The first year of the festival, I had the privilege of showing my film Sweet Nothing, starring Michael Imperioli and Mira Sorvino. In 1988, my next film, The Tic Code, starring the late Gregory Hines, won the Audience Award. And in 2000, I showed one of the first DV feature films ever made, Sam the Man, with Fisher Stevens and Annabella Sciorra. The film was the impetus for the creation of my film production company, Indigent. This was the most important turning point of my career, and the HIFF was part of it. What stands out most fondly in my memory of the festival was back in the early years, when [Nick & Toni’s] Jeff Salaway would stand in front of the UA Theater all day, taking tickets. Jeff Salaway and Toni Ross created the HIFF out of their love for the movies, the people who make them, and the people who watch—they knew how much this festival would enrich their community.

guys, so it was quite fun, full of fond memories and beautiful women. What was even cooler, I stayed at Gary’s parents’ house in the Hamptons. It was so local. JANET O’BRIEN (owner, Janet O’Brien Caterers + Events): All the first parties were beautiful big tents and live bands in the parking lot at Nick & Toni’s. I had just started my catering company. The festival was really catching on, so I offered to do the hospitality, which at the time was at the Palm, out on Main Street. I’d get there really early in the morning and do bagels, set up coffee and muffins and croissants and things like that. I have this vision of me running across Main Street with baskets of bagels, against the traffic—the bagel queen. MICHAEL CINQUE (owner, Amagansett Wine & Spirits): We’ve been the official liquor sponsor-supporter from day one. It’s funny, because Jeff and Toni were friends. I’ll never forget them calling and saying, “Would you mind putting up a couple cases of white and a case of red, and a few bottles of vodka?” I said, “Sure.” Next year, it was like 10 cases of white and five cases of red and five cases of vodka. Twenty-five years later, it’s like half my warehouse.

FISHER STEVENS (actor, producer, director): Gary Winick and I were kind of enfants terribles around the festival in 2009, when we screened our film Sam the Man [which Winick directed and co-produced]. We were wild and crazy 79


Holly Hunter, 2016

Marcia Gay Harden, Ed Harris, 2000

Roger and Chaz Ebert with friend, 2000

Patricia Clarkson, 2014 Aaron Eckhart holds court in the Mabley Handler-designed VIP green room at Guild Hall.

Ally Sheedy and Gary Winick, 1998 Martin Scorcese, Daryll McDonald, Steven Spielberg, 1993

Mahershala Ali, Aja Naomi King, Kara Hayward, and Riz Ahmed, 2016

Gena Rowlands, Anthony LaPaglia, 2004

2001 poster by Julian Schnabel

Morgan Freeman, Michael Moore, 2015 Christie Brinkley, Bruce Weber, 2008

Ellen Burstyn, Darren Aronovsky, 2001

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AUSTIN HANDLER (co-founder, Mabley Handler Interior Design): My wife [Jennifer Mabley] and I are huge film fans. We moved out here from the city 15 years ago, so as soon as we realized there was a film festival here, 10, 12 years ago, we attended. Five years ago the festival asked us to design the VIP green room, and the stage setups for the post-film Q&A sessions. That was fantastic. We are thrilled to be able to bring our expertise and support the festival.

Antonio Campos, Amy Redford, Emily Abt and Andrew Hunt. Some of course went on to be amazing, successful filmmakers—a proud moment for Bloomingdale’s. GEOFFREY LYNCH (President, Hampton Jitney): I am proud of Hampton Jitney’s support of the Hamptons International Film Festival over the past 25 years. We support the festival today for the same reason we did 25 years ago—it’s an event outside of the summer season that brings people to this region, and helps provide a bump in business activity just before the onset of the winter months.

JANET O’BRIEN: For at least the past six years, we’ve been blessed to be the guardians of the green room at Guild Hall. We do a light bar with wine, and very minimal, beautiful food—tiny little sandwiches, beautiful cheese boards. It’s like I’m on this fabulous work vacation at Guild Hall for four days. After all the years of running with bagels, I’m in the green room and I’m there to have the loveliest of times.

BILL COLLAGE: The festival has expanded, so it’s not just one weekend in the fall. There’s year-round stuff going on that people can plug into—both as creators or as consumers. For over a decade, I’ve been involved with the Screenwriters Lab, which happens in April. They asked me to be a mentor. Every year there are mentors—there’s a contest, and if you win, you get to spend a weekend with professional screenwriters. The mentors review the work, and those screenplays go on to have a life. I was lucky to mentor Sara Colangelo, who wrote a script called Little Accidents, which she was going to direct as her first feature. When she made the movie, starring Elizabeth Banks and Boyd Holbrook, she invited me to see a cut and give some thoughts. It was great to see the whole creative process, starting with her having an idea, the execution of the idea, then making it a film, through post-production, and then the great reception she’s had for it. The Hamptons International Film Festival literally incubated and brought that movie out.

AUSTIN HANDLER: Last year, I was in the green room in between films, and Aaron Eckhart was there waiting to leave for the airport to get a flight back to London. We ended up chatting, he and I and a couple of other people in the room, for over an hour. It was a casual, flowing conversation about real estate, design and travel. It was a really nice experience of connecting with someone in the film industry, who you see on screen, in a way that felt very natural. BILL COLLAGE (screenwriter): For me, there are two simple questions for anyone who wants to build a life in the film industry, while living full-time on the East End of Long Island: First, is there a sustainable community of people who will nurture, inspire and challenge each other? Second, is there a passionate group of patrons who would support such a community? Without the Hamptons International Film Festival, the answer to both is no. You can live and work out here in the film industry, but you’re disconnected without some sort of nexus. The Hamptons International Film Festival is a nexus of people who want to create film on the East End of Long Island with passionate consumers and critics of cinema.

JANET O’BRIEN: Another year, Anjelica Huston had an amazing movie that she directed, Bastard Out of Carolina. As I walked out of the theater, she happened to be walking right beside me. Both of us having been brought up in Ireland, we went straight into this deep conversation as we walked only 10 steps, right beside each other. That was a brilliant experience for me, just to bond with her for about 10 seconds over such a strong movie. Of course, the minute she started talking to me, her Irish accent came home.

ANNE KEATING (consultant, corporate philanthropy/ projects, Bloomingdale’s): The HIFF is an important cultural event that brings together not only the local community and the summer residents, but national and international visitors to the East End. In the years Bloomingdale’s has been supporting the Festival, 2009 was a highlight. We had a “Lights Camera Fashion” marketing campaign that included five shorts (BFlix) that we produced with Young Indies Films. The short films, created by up-andcoming directors and writers, were shown at the Festival with a talkback with the directors including Barry Jenkins,

ED BURNS (actor and filmmaker): Being a Long Islander, and specifically having spent a ton of time in the Hamptons, it was very special for me to bring my second film, She’s the One, there in the summer of 1996 for an outdoor screening. It was especially poignant being embraced by the East End cultural arts community. BOB BALABAN (actor and filmmaker): The festival was still inching forward on baby steps in 1994 when my film The Last Good Time opened the festival. I remember being 81


favorites, The Artist, with other movie lovers...hearing from the actors and directors themselves, like my friends Bruce Weber and Alec Baldwin, who spoke in fascinating detail about their careers...bumping into friends who love the same movies as you…all combine to create a glorious event that makes HIFF the place to be each fall.

ED HARRIS (actor and filmmaker): Having the opportunity to film portions of Pollock at the Pollock-Krasner house and getting to screen the film at the Hamptons International Film Festival remains a highlight of my professional life.

Eric Fischl poster, 2002

RICHARD KIND (actor): They have script readings, which bring out really great talents. One year, I was able to act with Melissa Leo. That’s just thrilling to me. She’d won the Academy Award, she’s a great actress, and we had an exciting script. Later on, I worked with her on a TV show [I’m Dying Up Here]. Of course a lot of those scripts don’t go anywhere. But you read something, go wow—maybe somebody’s in the audience who might take an interest in it and might produce. It’s all a you-scratch-my-back, I’ll-scratch-yours, type of thing, and work can come from it.

Barbara Kruger, 2003

BILL COLLAGE: One year I was talking with Bobby Flay, who was a judge that year, and he didn’t realize just how many movies he was going to have to see. I think it was probably a little exhausting. FISHER STEVENS: The international aspect of HIFF is cool—I’ve hung out with directors from other countries, and they’re blown away by the beauty of the Hamptons. The local people, the volunteers, are so into the movies, and taking you around. It’s nice to spend the weekend hanging out on Main Street in East Hampton, amongst filmmakers and local people.

FISHER STEVENS: Screening The Cove in 2009 at the HIFF was a turning point for me, because that’s when I started to focus much more intensely on producing and directing documentaries. The Q&A with Alec Baldwin for The Cove at Guild Hall was memorable. I remember being shocked at the knowledge and the homework he did to get the audience riled up to support the cause of the film. He pretty much had the entire audience donating to the Oceanic Preservation Society by the end of the screening. At last year’s festival, my screening of Before the Flood was amazing—the Hamptons audience was so engaged.

Cindy Sherman, 2006

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AUSTIN HANDLER: The festival does a panel of short films. I always try and take our sons to see the short films aimed at a younger audience. So we were heading to see it one year— three or four years ago—and as we’re walking past the red carpet area, the step-and-repeat where they photograph the filmmakers and directors, my youngest son, Wesley, saw it and said, “Dad, Look! Famous people paper!” He recognized that it’s the backdrop that’s always behind actors and filmmakers at parties and red carpet events. I took a photo of them in front of the “famous people paper.” They felt like they were stars themselves. It’s just something about that magic of bringing a Hollywood-esque red carpet event to what’s a somewhat sleepy town—at least in October it is—to the point where a little kid feels like he’s at a Hollywood premiere.

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YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS SCREENWRITERS LAB Now in its 18th year, the Screenwriters Lab in April is an intimate weekend-long screenwriting program, pairing emerging screenwriting talent with established writers and creative producers for a series of one-on-one mentoring sessions. Many projects from the Lab have gone on to be produced, distributed, and screened at festivals around the world, including Destin Daniel Cretton's SHORT TERM 12 with Brie Larson and John Gallagher, Jr., which won the Grand Jury and Audience Award at SXSW; and Sara Colangelo's LITTLE ACCIDENTS, featuring Elizabeth Banks and Chloe Sevigny, which premiered at Sundance. This year we also offered a screenwriting Master Class, which was open to the public. Special thanks to acclaimed screenwriter (and 2016 mentor) Michael H. Weber (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER). The 2017 Screenwriters’ Lab selections: MICKEY AND THE BEAR, by Annabelle Attanasio CHICKENSHIT, by Jess dela Merced RESURRECTION, by Andrew Semans Special thanks to our 2017 Screenwriters’ Lab mentors: Robin Swicord, Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA) David Siegel, director/producer (THE DEEP END, BEE SEASON, WHAT MAISIE KNEW) Ted Griffin, producer (OCEAN’S ELEVEN, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET)

MELISSA MATHISON FUND Established in 2016, the Melissa Mathison Fund is named for the late Hollywood screenwriter. The Fund supports the annual HIFF Screenwriters Lab, which pairs emerging screenwriters with established screenwriters, directors and producers for a collaborative weekend of one-on-one mentoring sessions each spring. In particular, the Fund is instrumental in ensuring that female voices are showcased for years to come. In 2017, Annabelle Attanasio’s MICKEY AND THE BEAR received support from the fund.

Director Steven Spielberg with screenwriter Melissa Mathison on the set of E.T. (TheBeardedTrio.com)

25 YEARS: 25 FILMS

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Beginning in February, HIFF honored 25 years of film with a special screening series in celebration of our silver anniversary. We have been proud to revisit these keystone films, which trace the evolution of the Festival. 25 Years: 25 Films featured films from each year of the Festival (1993-2016) at top cultural organizations in Palm Beach, NYC, and across the South Fork, including free screenings in both Montauk and Southampton. Highlights included JUDY BERLIN at the Bay Street Theater with Edie Falco, THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY at the Museum of Modern Art with Julian Schnabel, BLACK SWAN at the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, and POLLOCK with a panel of renowned artists at Guild Hall. 88


YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS HIFF SUMMERDOCS Expertly hosted by HIFF Co-Chair Alec Baldwin and Artistic Director David Nugent, 2017 marked nine sold-out summers for our SummerDocs series, held in conjunction with Guild Hall. 2017 SUMMERDOCS SCREENINGS: NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS (July 8) Director: Brian Knappenberger TROPHY (July 29) Directors: Christina Clusiau, Shaul Schwarz TAKE EVERY WAVE: LAIRD HAMILTON (August 4) Director: Rory Kennedy WHITNEY. CAN I BE ME (August 17) Directors: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal ICARUS, Audience Award Winner (August 26) Director: Bryan Fogel

SummerDocs Audience Award Winner:

ICARUS

Director: Bryan Fogel HIFF will re-screen our Audience Award winner on October 8. ICARUS is a fascinating documentary that serendipitously uncovers the scope and unimaginable breadth of the Russian illegal doping scandal. Screening: 10/8, 8PM Southampton SH2 SUMMERDOCS AUDIENCE AWARD PRESENTED BY

SUMMER SCREENINGS For the past five years, HIFF has offered free Friday screenings of classic movies, recent gems, and family favorites all summer long. Special thanks to Southampton Arts Center, East Hampton YMCA and Gurney’s Montauk for partnering with us this year: this summer alone, we’ve hosted over 40 free community screenings across the East End. 90


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For the 25th year in a row, HIFF brought an enlightening slate of movies into the lives of hundreds of curious and vibrant young Hamptonites. From summer filmmaking camps to year-round screenings and clubs in East End schools, HIFF Jr. has exposed thousands of students to a world of diverse realities, while empowering them to view films as an accessible medium for creativity, and for making their voices heard. This year saw yet another expansion of HIFF Jr. as we established widespread scholarships and welcomed several new schools into our United Nations and Compassion, Justice and Animal Rights programs.

SCHOLARSHIPS This year, HIFF presented five $1000 cash scholarships to graduating seniors in East End high schools. Winners additionally receive Filmmaker Discovery passes for the 2017 festival. These awards are provided thanks to underwriting by The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation. 2017 Scholarship Winners: Sarahi Negrete — Bridgehampton High School, Gaby Arevalo — East Hampton High School, Eve Bishop — Pierson High School, Sag Harbor, Amanda Mintz — Ross School, Sophie Rhine — Southampton High School

For the 9th year in a row, HIFF produced summer film camps for ages 7-16, in partnership with LTV (Channels 20 & 22), Guild Hall of East Hampton, and Southampton Arts Center. Each camp is a week of fun and creative time well spent toward a focused goal: collaboratively developing, writing, acting in, producing, filming, editing, and scoring a final film, which we show on the big screen at the end of each session. The camps provide a thorough introduction to digital filmmaking, so that kids can make their own projects for fun, passion, or to help launch a future career! 92

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COMPASSION, JUSTICE & ANIMAL RIGHTS IN EAST END SCHOOLS

Rights with the school’s yearlong theme of RESPECT, and integrated these topics into the short film HIFF and LTV made with fifth-graders in the brand new John M. Marshall Film Club. The kids named their movie BECAUSE OF HOPE, in honor of the dog named Hope that co-starred in the film. HIFF also brought a Pre-K program into two area preschools, The Elinor Whitmore Center and The Neighborhood House, for the youngest students to watch films about compassion towards animals.

A Component of HIFF’s Signature Program (Elementary School Program)

Based on the Festival’s Signature program, HIFF curated two compassion-oriented “red carpet” film screenings whereby student filmmakers shared their work and participated on panels in front of hundreds of 4th and 5th graders at The Springs and John M. Marshall Elementary Schools in East Hampton. Shown alongside professionally-made films were several by the East Hampton Middle School students who were inspired by the HIFF Jr. United Nations program, which takes place during the annual film festival each year. High school students helped produce the events, and HIFF provided teachers with a customized educational packet to help apply the films towards wider classroom discussion. In John M. Marshall, we merged Compassion, Justice and Animal

STUDENT FILMS AND FILMMAKERS: SYRIA, Declan Bistrian, Tor Burwell, Harrison Muchnic, Alec Nanci-Marr, Erick Rall STAYIN AHIVE, Luis Chuqui ON A RUN, Evan Masi, Jonah Ball, Joey Suter, Cosmo Ham I AM A PROUD IMMIGRANT, Abigail Cruceta Baez BECAUSE OF HOPE, The 5th Grade Film Club at John M. Marshall Elementary School SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

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Become a member today and experience the best of cinema! By becoming a member, you will gain access to an exceptional community of filmgoers. Have any questions? Visit hamptonsfilmfest.org/membership.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS* FILMGOER ($60, single membership) Dual Member ($100, covers two people) • Free admission to select year-round film screenings • Free admission to HIFF’s annual Screenwriters Lab • Discount on tickets to year-round events • Invitation to exclusive events at the annual Film Festival

Your tax-deductible membership contribution allows us to: • Bring students to view and discuss film each year during the annual Film Festival • Offer free outdoor movies to Hamptons communities • Screen over 200 independent and classic films annually • Showcase films from Long Island filmmakers • Produce HIFF’s annual Screenwriters Lab

MOVIE BUFF ($350, covers two people) All of the above, plus the following HIFF benefits: • Discount on select screenings • Advance access to the annual Film Festival guide • Special Members Gift

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We enthusiastically invite you to experience HIFF behind the scenes as a member of our treasured Patrons Circle. Our Patrons enjoy the most intimate access to screenings, parties and industry events both large and small, every season of the year, while meaningfully supporting the programs and operations of our non-profit, 501c3 organization PATRONS Renee & Robert Belfer, Aandrea Carter, Alan Ceppos & Frédéric Rambaud, Michele & Martin Cohen, Myrna & John Daniels, Duncan Darrow, Katarzyna & Leslie Feldman, Susie & Michael Gelman, Julie Raynor Gross, Harmonia Inc, Bonnie Lautenberg, Carol Leibenson, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Susan & Morris Mark, Susan & Barry Minsky, Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, Cindy Sherman, Jayne Baron Sherman, Iris Smith, Anne Templeton, Once Upon A Time Productions, Dick Wechsler, Susan Wood Richardson BENEFACTORS Nina Cohen, Jessica & Brian Distelburger, Georgia Oetker, Eileen Sudler, Jason Wright DONORS Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation, Mary Jane and Charles Brock, Daniel Crown, Pat Swinney and Lloyd Kaufman, Lynn & Jerry Lehocky, Judy Licht, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Moxie Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Billy Rose Foundation, Judy Zankel MOVIE BUFFS Susan Goldstein, Drew Meister, Julie Persily Listing complete as of September 13, 2017

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10-11 AM WINICK TALKS AT ROWDY HALL NAVIGATING THE STREAMING ERA

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1:30 PM HONDROS 93 MIN W/ C&R PANEL

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3:00 PM A FANTASTIC WOMAN 104 MIN

3:15 PM THOROUGHBREDS 90 MIN 4:30 PM NOVITIATE 123 MIN

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3:15 PM HAPPY END 107 MIN

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6:00 PM UNDER THE TREE 89 MIN 7:00 PM HUMAN FLOW 140 MIN

8:30 PM THE MISOGYNISTS 84 MIN

12:00 PM STRONG ISLAND 107 MIN

12:45 PM I’LL BE ON MY WAY 99 MIN

3:30 PM TWIST & SHOUT 81 MIN

6:00 PM CALL ME BY YOUR NAME 130 MIN

8:15 PM LOVELESS 127 MIN 9:15 PM THE SHAPE OF WATER 123 MIN

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6:00 PM KILLER BEES 82 MIN

8:30PM THE FIRST TO DO IT 80 MIN

7:00 PM FRIDAY CENTERPIECE: GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN 107 MIN

6:30 PM KILLER BEES 82 MIN

9:00 PM KILLER BEES 82 MIN

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SCREENING SCHEDULE SATURDAY, OCT 7, 2017 SAG HARBOR

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12:30 PM FROM THE ASHES W/ PANEL 82 MIN

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4:30 PM NARRATIVE COMPETITION SHORTS 82 MIN

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3:45 PM WANDERLAND 90 MIN

5:15 PM HAPPY END 107 MIN 6:30 PM ONE OF US 95 MIN

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9:15 PM THE MISOGYNISTS 84 MIN

8:45 PM SATURDAY CENTERPIECE: 3 BILLBOARDS 115 MIN

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3:00 PM MOUNTAIN W/ SHORT 78 MIN

5:45 PM LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY A CASTLE W/ SHORT 93 MIN

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11:00 AM WONDERSTRUCK 117 MIN

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5:00 PM SUNDAY CENTERPIECE: BREATHE 117 MIN

1:30 PM HUMAN FLOW 140 MIN

1:15 PM THE SQUARE 145 MIN

5:00 PM ANATOMY OF A SCENE: GET OUT

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8:00 PM SUMMERDOC AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER: ICARUS 120 MIN

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11:00 AM MR & MRS ADELMAN 120 MIN (SH ARTS CENTER)

12:30 PM THE DIVINE ORDER 96 MIN

2:45 PM THE CHINA HUSTLE 88 MIN

4:30 PM THE YELLOW BIRDS 94 MIN

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COMPETITION AWARD WINNER THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE 100 MIN

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FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL 117 MIN

11:00 AM WONDERSTRUCK 117 MIN

2:00 PM THE LAST PIG 54 MIN 3:45 PM

SUNDAY CENTERPIECE: BREATHE 117 MIN

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6:15 PM THE DEAD NATION 83 MIN

7:00 PM CLOSING NIGHT FILM: I, TONYA 121 MIN

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57 HAPPY END 73 HOLD ON 71 HOME SWIM HOME 33 HONDROS 34 HUMAN FLOW 57 I AM EVIDENCE 18 I, TONYA 62 ICARUS 23 IN THE FADE 18 ITZHAK 41 JANE 69 JESSZILLA 40 KILLER BEES 70 LA MANZANA 58 LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY 41 THE LAST PIG 23 LBJ 71 LEGAL SMUGGLING WITH CHRISTINE CHOY 58 THE LEISURE SEEKER 72 LES MISERABLES 71 LITTLE MANIFESTO AGAINST SOLEMN CINEMA 72 LITTLE POTATO 67 LONG SHOT 50 LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE 51 LOVE MEANS ZERO 58 LOVE, CECIL 59 LOVELESS 73 MANIVALD 24 MARSHALL 24 THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) 59 THE MISOGYNISTS 51 MOUNTAIN 71 MOUNTAIN FEVER 59 MR & MRS ADELMAN 69 MR. & MRS. KIM 34 MUHI—GENERALLY TEMPORARY

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