Autumn is a magical season in the Hamptons.
The farm stands are overflowing with fresh produce… pick your own apples, pears and pumpkins… get lost in corn mazes… wander empty beaches at dawn or dusk (for the best photo opportunities)… experience the inescapable excitement of the wineries in full harvest mode, and the foliage transforming into a rich palate of Chardonnay and Merlot just as the mountains of New England lose their last leaves…
And then there is the 27th Hamptons International Film Festival over Columbus Day Weekend (October 10 – 14, 2019) – a smorgasbord of independents, luminaries, documentaries, shorts and interviews with the stars… In past years during the Film Festival, we have hosted the great Robert Altman, Susan Sarandon, Charlize Theron and more at the Mill House Inn. Maybe this year you can follow in their footprints.
Announcements are rolling out about the HIFF 2019 lineup.
Hamptons local, Toni Ross is slated to receive The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award on Opening Night, celebrating her artistic achievements and contributions to the industry over the years. Her paintings, installations, and sculptures have been showcased around the world and have left an indelible mark on the East End – she is one of its most prolific artists. Toni was the founding Chairman of the Board of HIFF in 1993 and for the ensuing five years, bringing to the organization a deep knowledge and passion for film, and a cultivation of artistic integrity outside of the fine arts.
The Friday Night Centerpiece at Guild Hall (in their stunning state-of-the-art John Drew Theater) will be Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci – I can’t wait! Check out the Trailer on YouTube.
Brian De Palma will be awarded the ‘HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award’ and Participate in ‘A Conversation With’ hosted by local fave and HamptonsFilm Co-Chair Alec Baldwin. “A Conversation With…’, is a ‘Q&A’ session with a film luminary (past interview subjects include Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances McDormand, Sidney Lumet, Julian Schnabel, Isabella Rossellini, Gena Rowlands, and Robert Altman).
As well as the prestigious opening & closing films and competition films, there are shorts, documentaries, international films, Breakthrough Artists, Views From Long Island, Winick Talks at Rowdy Hall, cocktail parties, award ceremonies and random star sightings…
Catch a quick bite or a cocktail between films at Rowdy Hall or Citta Nuova and then sprint back to one of the many participating theaters to dream new dreams on the silver screen. Maybe next October your film will debut in East Hampton!
The full online Film Guide will be available on September 17. Ticket Packages and Passes are on sale now. Individual tickets will go on sale on October 1 at 12:00 pm.
- Check out Wikipedia for more information on HIFF – Prizes, Awards and notable films in past years
- 27East – The Work of Lee Krasner will Grace the 2019 Hamptons International Film Festival Poster
- Museum Ludwig Blog – Not Bad for a Girl – Gender Roles and Art Criticism in Abstract
- A gallery of previous HIFF Posters
BTW… MHI is the secret to enjoying the HIFF, our Personal Assistants can help with movie suggestions & tickets, accommodations, dinner rez……