Hamptons International Film Festival is an intimate showcase of some of the year’s best offerings in contemporary cinema from around the world. Now in its 27th season, HIFF’s annual Film Festival hosts four distinct competitions, focused specifically on early-career filmmakers, bolstering their work at an important juncture.
Monday screenings at SAC include CONSCIENCE POINT at 12 PM, THE HOTTEST AUGUST at 2 PM, and THREE SUMMERS “TRÊS VERÕES” at 4:30 PM.
Southampton Arts Center is proud to be an official venue for HIFF 27!
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.
Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.
Presented with Slow Food East End and East End Food Institute. Public funding for film provided by Suffolk County.
Presented with Members of the Shinnecock Nation in Celebration of Native American Heritage
Personal and crucial, The Blessing follows a Navajo coal miner raising his secretive daughter as a single father, struggling with his part in the irreversible destruction of their sacred mountain at the hands of America’s largest coal producer. Directors Jordan Fein and Hunter Baker and Producer Laura Ball will be present for a post-screening Q&A.
Join us for a Shinnecock Artisans Market before and after the film as well as our annual Community Harvest Pot-Luck Dinner. Bring your favorite seasonal dish!
In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the shocking revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. At The Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal reveals a dangerous system that prioritized winning over everything else, including protecting young female athletes. A New York Times reviewer said the film is a “chilling reminder that real predators rarely look and act like movie monsters.” A review in Esquire dubbed the film, “One of the 15 best HBO documentaries of all time.”
There will be a very special Q/A with Judge Rosemarie Aquilina who presided over the infamous trial and sentenced Larry Nassar.
This film tells the remarkable, timely and controversial story of Benjamin Netanyahu’s rise to power, reflected through four decades of public appearances that changed Israel forever. “Bibi,” as he is known, evolved from Israel’s great political hope, to a controversial figure whom some perceive as Israel’s savior, and others as a cynical politician who will stop at nothing to retain his power. According to Director Dan Shadur, it is Bibi’s obsession with his reputation that threatens his rule.
Given unprecedented access, documentary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker Chris Hegedus follow part of the 1992 Clinton campaign for president. During the New Hampshire primary, the campaign hits some stumbling blocks, chief among them the Gennifer Flowers scandal, but nevertheless manages to pull out a second-place finish. From there, strategists George Stephanopoulos and James Carville repair to national campaign headquarters in Little Rock to monitor the remaining duration of the campaign.
Nine year old Emmanuel began filming himself and his family with a home video camera in 1999, capturing his Washington D.C. neighborhood through the eyes of an innocent child. Growing up just 17 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, however, proved more difficult than one might expect. Director Davy Rothbart began filming the members of the Sanford-Durant family after he met Emmanuel and his older brother in 1999 at a local basketball court and befriended them as they continued to document their daily life over two decades in a city plagued by poverty, addiction and gun violence.
Hollywood’s Second World War tells the story of four Hollywood directors of European origin, who returned to the “Old World” during World War II to make propaganda documentaries for the U.S. Army at the front: William Wyler from Alsace, Frank Capra from Italy, Anatole Litvak from Ukraine and, in post-war Germany, Billy Wilder from Austria. The four men, three of whom came from Jewish families, risked their lives at times for their new homeland and returned to the U.S. with serious physical and psychological injuries. Their films are unique, long-forgotten documentaries dealing with the front line in Italy and the bombardment of Germany through to the liberation of Dachau.
Benedetta wants to disappear. An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women. But at the age of 75, she becomes fed up with all the roles that life has imposed upon her and decides to leave everything and everybody behind, to disappear to a place as far as possible from the world she knows. Hiding behind the camera, her son Beniamino witnesses her journey.
Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Dr. Marty provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose. His deeply empathetic philosophy offers a vital example of how improving overall health rather than merely treating disease can be transformative for all living beings.