Southampton Center partners with HIFF to bring classic and contemporary films to Southampton Village

Featuring Classics and Sneak Peeks of New Films, FILM @ Southampton Center Kicks Off July 12

This summer just got even hotter! Starting on July 12, The Hamptons International Film Festival and the Southampton Center (located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village) will co-present the inaugural season of FILM@Southampton Center.

Featuring a lineup that includes classic favorites and sneak peeks of highly anticipated independent films, FILM @ Southampton Center will take place outdoors on Friday nights — July 12 to August 23 — and indoors on select Saturdays in July and August. What’s more, all FILM @ Southampton are *free* and open to the public!

“We are thrilled to present FILM @ Southampton Center in partnership with The Hamptons International Film Festival,” said J. Whitney Stevens, Southampton Center Board Chair.  “We cannot think of a more natural partner for this program and look forward to a long relationship with The Hamptons International Film Festival. This is an opportunity to offer Southampton a diverse lineup of quality independent film, crowd-pleasing classics and family entertainment.”

Anne Chaisson, Hamptons International Film Festival Director, concurs: “For nearly 10 years, The Hamptons International Film Festival has been showcasing high profile and independent films at the UA Theater during our festival in October. We have long wanted to create programs from Montauk to Southampton, and with this partnership, our dream of showcasing film, expanding our educational program, as well as producing our signature ‘Conversations with’ throughout the year can finally become reality.”

So what’s in store? Let’s start with the Fridays Outdoor Movies Under the Stars. Join us on the beautiful Arboretum Lawn of Southampton Center — the films start at sunset (unless otherwise noted, approximately 8:30 pm), but make a night of it with blankets, beach chairs, and a picnic. If it rains, we’ll move indoors, where seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

Fridays Outdoor Movies Under the Stars


Chasing Ice


Directed by Jeff Orlowski
75 Min / Rated PG-13 / Documentary
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.


Running Wild


Directed by Suzanne Mitchell 93 Min / Rated PG / Documentary
This inspiring journey is the story of a remarkable cowboy who triumphs in his quest to protect and preserve America’s western horses. Winner of the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival Audience Award.


Wreck-It Ralph


Directed By Rich Moore
Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch
108 Min / Rated PG / Animated
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Come early! At 7:00 pm, storyteller LuAnn Adams will bring stories ‘to life’ with visuals, puppets, music and lots of audience participation. For families with children ages 4-12.

Safety Last (1923)


Directed by Fred C Newmeyer and Sam Taylor; Cast: Harold Lloyd
In this recently restored B&W silent classic, a small time department store clerk (Lloyd) seeks for a big pay day by performing an incredible promotional stunt in the hopes of attracting customers and impressing his girlfriend.
Silent film, presented with Live Piano accompaniment

aint them bodies saints


Directed by David Lowery
Cast: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster
105 Min / Rated R / Drama
The timeless tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. Official Selection Cannes Film Festival, winner of the Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival.


AUGUST 16 – **starts at 9:30PM**: JAWS (1975)

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
124 Min / Rated R / Classic
Three men set out to stop a great white shark from terrorizing their idyllic town.




Directed by Dana Brown
87 Min / Rated PG / Documentary
In this stunningly photographed documentary, world class surfers travel the globe to find and conquer the biggest, most dangerous waves on the planet.


Saturdays Inside at Southampton Center Theater at 7:30PM


And we’ll be moving inside the Southampton Center for the Saturdays Inside series, also free, featuring sneak previews of some of the most highly anticipated independent films of the coming months. (Parents, beware: most films contain adult content.) Doors open at the Southampton Center each Saturday at 7:00 pm, and the films will screen at 7:30 pm. Please note that seating is limited; admission is on a first come, first served basis.

Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond In 'Blue Caprice' 2013


Directed By Alexandre Moors
Cast: Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond
94 Min / Rated R / Drama
Inspired by true events, BLUE CAPRICE investigates the notorious and horrific Beltway sniper attacks from the point of view of the two killers, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America. An Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival and Opening Night Film at New Directors/New Films at MoMA & The Film Society Of Lincoln Center.


Directed By David Gordon Green Cast: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch
94 Min / Rated R / Drama
Two highway workers spend the summer of 1988 painting isolated roads in the woods, where they find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind. Winner of Best Director at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival.

Drinking Buddies


Directed by Joe Swanberg
Cast: Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston
90 Min / Rated R / Comedy
When two co-workers at a craft brewery share a flirtatious attraction despite their significant others, a drunken weekend alone provides clarity to their situation. Official Selection of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.

Come early! At 6:00pm, Southampton Publick House will host a FREE pre-screening Beer Tasting at Southampton Center.

Short Term 12


Directed by Destin Cretton
Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr.
96 Min / Rated R / Drama
A young couple experiences the trials and triumphs of working together at a foster care facility for troubled teens. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.

We hope you’ll join us for this unprecedented summer of movies! (And don’t forget the SummerDocs Series, going on now.)

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SummerDocs announced!

Get your tickets for the 5th Annual SummerDocs film series!
In partnership with BEACH Magazine, the first two screenings announced below.

Saturday, June 15, 8:30pm  
Directed by Morgan Neville
Presented by Wall Street Journal

Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, award-winning director Morgan Neville’s TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM is a tribute to the unsung, yet unmistakable voices of the backup singers which brought shape and style to popular music over the years.

UPDATE: due to unforeseen circumstances, Darlene Love will no longer attend the screening of TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM. We are very excited to announce that Lisa Fischer, who stars in the film as well, will attend the screening for a Q&A with Dick Cavett and a performance.

Get your tickets now

Friday, July 5, 8:00pm
Directed by Josh Fox
Presented by HBO Documentary

GASLAND PART II, the provocative follow-up to Josh Fox’s 2011 Academy Award-
nominated documentary GASLAND, examines the method of extracting natural gas and oil known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” one of the most controversial environmental issues facing our country today. With his trademark dark humor and tenacity, Fox’s newest effort demonstrates how the stakes have been raised, piercing the prevailing myths by arguing how and why fracked wells inevitably leak over time. The iconic imaginates the water and air, hurts families, and endangers the earth’s climate. Josh Fox and environmental experts will participate in a Q&A moderated by Alec Baldwin.
Get your tickets now.

Look for an annoucement of the next two SummerDocs, August 12th & 30th, in early July. 

Photo: Twenty Feet from Stardom

HIFF 2013 Screenwriters' Lab Mentors & Participants, and Sloan Discretionary Fund Recipient

The Hamptons International Film Festival announces the mentors and participants for the 2013 Screenwriters’ Lab and the recipient of the $75,000 Discretionary Fund through the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, attributed to Casey Cooper Johnson for UNMANNED.
For more information, please click here.

HIFF announces 2013 Honorary Chairman, Shaun Woodward

Shaun Woodward was a Senior Cabinet Minister (and formerly Arts and Film Minister) in the last Labour Government under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. His career began in the BBC as a television journalist and producer. For the last fifteen years Shaun has been a Member of the British Parliament He has served on numerous Boards and charities; has been closely involved with the Arts since his time at Cambridge University.

Shaun Woodward concluded the peace negotiations in Northern Ireland for the British Government in 2010. He was the Labour Government’s longest serving Secretary of State in Northern Ireland, leading the negotiations for the British Government to complete the last part of the political and peace process with the devolution of policing and justice powers in 2010.  He remains a serving Member of Parliament.

Shaun began his career in television journalism. He was a producer and documentary film maker for the BBC ( Newsnight and Panorama ) and the Editor of That’s Life! He has taught at London University ( Queen Mary and Westfield College ) and at Harvard ( Institute of Politics. )

M. Woodward was Director of Communications for Prime Minister John Major for the 1992 General Election. Elected as a Conservative MP in 1997, he crossed the floor of the House of Commons in 1999. In 2001 he was re-elected as Labour MP for St Helens South. In Parliament, Shaun has served on the Foreign Affairs, EU Scrutiny and the Human Rights Select Committees.

M. Woodward has been a Trustee of numerous charities including Deputy Chairman of ChildLine, Chairman of Understanding Industry, English National Opera and Chairman of ENO’s Redevelopment Campaign. He recently became a Trustee of the Human Dignity Trust, working to promote equality by the application of international human rights law in those 82 countries of the world that continue to criminalize identity. He also is a Board Member of the Hamptons International Film Festival, where Shaun now succeeds Alec Baldwin as Honorary Chair.

M. Woodward was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Cambridge University, with a First in English Literature. He is the co-author of three books, including a best seller on addiction to tranquillizers.


2013 Submissions are Open!

The 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, taking place October 10-14, is now open for submissions online through Withoutabox ( Our Early Bird deadline is April 8th.


Become a Volunteer at the Hamptons Film Festival! (#HIFF12)

Celebrating 20 years, the Hamptons International Film Festival is back
Thursday, October 4 through Monday, October 8, 2012 including Columbus Day.
You don’t want to miss the premieres and special events.

Be a part of the fun, to volunteer, click here to download the application
and please contact Marianna Levine, Volunteer Coordinator
at marianna[at]

Would you like to host a festival guest? Do you have a spare bedroom
or two? The Hamptons Film Festival is looking for Housing sponsors
to host filmmakers at the festival. Housing sponsors receive passes to
the festival. If interested, please contact Gianna Chachere,
Festival Producer at gianna[at]

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Help our friend John Maringouin at Give Forward

In 2009, HIFF had the east coast premiere of a wonderful documentary called Big River Man. It’s not often that documentaries seem larger than life, bigger than anything you can imagine, but this film achieved that through both a wild protagonist and intrepid director, John Maringouin, whom we were thrilled to have attend the Festival.

The film follows overweight 53-year-old Martin Strel, who appears to be far from the incarnation of good health, yet in his current state he has achieved records for the world’s longest consecutive swims, including the entirety of the Yangtze and Danube Rivers. Documentarian John Maringouin boldly followed Strel as he embarked on a journey to complete the world’s longest ever swim: the Amazon River. Maringouin risked his life to make this film and tell Strel’s amazing story. The film won our Wouter Barendrecht Pioneering Vision Award.

Unfortunately, John’s life is in danger again. After suffering from what he thought was chronic asthma for nearly a decade, his condition worsened and it was discovered that he had a tumor in his lung. His friends and family have started a fundraising page to help pay for the surgery. We decided to share this and hope you can give money to his cause because we believe John still has more to say, more things to make, and more adventures to go on. He is a filmmaker with a unique vision of the world and once we help him get past this we can’t wait to see what he’ll give back to us.

“He is in a fighting spirit but is in need of an operation pronto! Being uninsured, he is being forced to go out-of-pocket for the procedure for which he was just quoted a price tag of $214K. Such is the state of health care in this country. He will not even be able to book the procedure without proving a nearly $60K down-payment. Since time is of the essence, THAT is our immediate goal, to get him the money to at least book the surgery.”

On Monday, John posted this to his friends via Facebook:

“Well…when my lung went phooooey last week and I got told I’d have to cough up a new Lexus as a deposit, I couldn’t have imagined that 72 hours later
my friends would pull together more than half that money online. Wow. To say I’m humbled and amazed by that isn’t enough… I must do something for you. I haven’t figured out what but it’s coming. All I know is I’m one lucky guy to have you as friends. And now that the hospital barons knows who you are (a bunch of funky badass filmmakers) they’re scared shitless. ;) So this thing may end well.
Regardless, when it’s all over, and “Someone Saved my Life Tonite” comes back around again on the classic rock loop at midnight, instead of imagining a curvacious redhead hovering o’er my bedside, I’ll see all of your beautiful faces. You know who you are: ( I was gonna post all of your names but FB wouldn’t let me tag more than a handful) Thank you all bigtime for the love and support. I love you.”

Please visit Give Forward to learn more information.

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