New Additions to the 2012 Film Program

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In our 20th Festival year, we are celebrating with more films than ever! In fact, the Hamptons International Film Festival has just announced that eight additional feature films will screen at this year’s Festival from October 4-8, 2012. Check them out below, click through to read more, view trailers and buy tickets.

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QUARTET

10/8, 6pm, Guild Hall

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EVERYTHING OR NOTHING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF 007: An EPIX Original Documentary

10/5, 10:15pm, UA2

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CLOUD ATLAS

10/8, 8:30pm, Guild Hall

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KOCH
10/8, 3:30PM, UA1

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NO PLACE ON EARTH
10/6, 7:45PM, UA2

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ZEN OF BENNETT
10/4, 2PM, UA5

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DREAMING AMERICAN

Precedes CALL ME KUCHU
(2nd screening only)

10/8, 8PM, UA3

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KON TIKI
10/7, 9:15PM, UA1

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OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY
10/5, 3:30pm, Southampton Regal Cinema

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HIFF Reveals Opening, Closing and Centerpiece Films (#HIFF12)

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The 20th Hamptons International Film Festival (@HamptonsFilm, #HIFF12) is proud to announce that Love, Marilyn will have it’s U.S. Premiere as the Opening Night film at Guild Hall (@GuildHall) in East Hampton on Thursday, October 4th. Director Liz Garbus’ documentary feature is a startlingly intimate and revealing portrait of arguably the most famous female actor ever to grace the silver screen.

The Friday night Southampton opening is David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook. After a court-ordered stint at a psychiatric facility, Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper), who is bipolar, moves back in with his parents (Robert De Niro and Jackie Weaver) and tries to win back his estranged wife Nikki. Into his orbit flies Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), an equally volatile young widow who offers to help Pat get Nikki back…at a price. The film will be released by The Weinstein Company on November 21st.

Ben Affleck’s Argo will be the Centerpiece of the festival. Affleck directs and plays Tony Mendez, a CIA agent and “exfiltration” expert who devised a daring, unconventional plan to rescue six Americans hiding in the Canadian Embassy in Tehran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Warner Brothers will release the film nationally on October 12th.

David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, makes his feature film directorial debut with Paramount Vantage‘s Not Fade Away, which will close this year’s festival. The film is about a moment in time in the early 1960s when the Rolling Stones appear on television and three best friends from the suburbs of New Jersey decide to form a rock band. The film reunites Chase with Sopranos star James Gandolfini. Paramount Pictures will release the film on December 21st.

“These films, with their range of styles and risk-taking creative choices, represent the pinnacle of what the festival has endeavored to achieve for the last 20 years. The Oscar and Emmy recognition that each of these four filmmakers have already received is a testament to their vital creative force. I can’t wait to share their distinct visions with our audiences in the Hamptons,” says David Nugent, HIFF Director of Programming.

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]hamptonsfilmfest.org.

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]hamptonsfilmfest.org.

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HIFF is Celebrating 20 Years with a Retrospective of Artist Posters at the Peter Marcelle Gallery Starting September 29th

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Please join the Hamptons International Film Festival in celebrating 20 years with its retrospective of artist posters at the Peter Marcelle Gallery, 2411 Main Street in Bridgehampton, NY.

Opening reception Saturday,
September 29, 2012
5pm

Exhibit will be available for viewing
Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, October 8, 2012

Over the past two decades the Festival has commissioned an artist, most often an artist with a local connection, to design its annual promotional poster. These posters have showcased the conventions and clichés of the film poster form, using the interplay between art and film to extraordinary effect.

Posters on display include works by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, Julian Schnabel, Barbara Kruger, Dan Rizzie, Jim Gingerich, David Salle and Billy Sullivan.

The tradition continues with this year’s poster design, incorporating the work of painter Cecily Brown. Take a look here at HIFF’s 2012 poster art.

Free August Screenings at the Westhampton Jewish Film Festival

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This year, The Hampton Synagogue Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 10th year. Bringing Jewish history and culture to the Eastern Long Island Jewish community through film in today’s modern day and age has been a crucial component of the many cultural and religious programs that The Hampton Synagogue offers.

Every Monday evening in the month of August at 7:30pm, The Hampton Synagogue, in partnership with the Hamptons International Film Festival, will be presenting the Westhampton Jewish Film Festival located at Hampton Arts Cinema 2 Brook Road, Westhampton Beach, NY.

Admission is complimentary.

Please, RSVP to 631.288.0534 ext. 10 as limited seating is available.

The range of award winning and critically acclaimed films presented for the remainder of August includes:

Monday, August 13th
LEA & DARIJA

It’s inspiring true story about two thirteen-year-old girls who were, on the eve of World War II, great dancing and acting stars in Zagreb. Selling out theatre venues, they were praised in the most superb headlines by the Croatian and European press. They were filmed by Parisian Pathe and Berlin’s UFA.

During the Nazi persecution of Jews and the later German nationals’ flight from communists, a dramatic friendship was born through entertainment, dance, but also anxiety. This led towards an unexpected end.

Monday, August 20th
TORN

Twelve years after he was ordained as a priest Romuald Waszkinel found out that he was born to Jewish parents, that his name was Jakub Weksler. Torn between two worlds, a priest in the Polish Catholic church, and an observant Jew. Two conflicting identities that cannot co-exist, but Weksler/Waszkinel is unable to give up either one, each of which demands that he decide who he is.

Torn follows his amazing journey from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religious kibbutz in Israel.

Monday, August 27th
A BEAUTIFUL VALLEY

Winner of the Best Full-Length Debut Film Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival .

Hanna Medelssohn is an 80 year old widow and a proud member of the kibbutz she helped to establish. She strongly believes in the values of social equality and cooperation on which the kibbutz was created.

Hannah’s world disintegrates as the privatization of the Kibbutz forces her into retirement and, after years of hard work and devotion, she finds herself useless. In addition she has to watch the Kibbutz turn into a community in which everyone is mainly concerned for his or her own well-being.

After all her hopes are dashed Hanna realizes that friendship still exists on the Kibbutz and that though things will never be the same, something new can flourish.

We hope to see you at the screenings!