Filmmaker Treva Wurmfeld is drawn to feisty female characters. And in 2014, Becky Hill-Genia commanded her full attention. It was the way she spoke — honestly and openly, with a “no-time-to-lose” energy steeped in empowering philosophies and political ideas, Wurmfeld recalled.
For Pablo Picasso, there was Dora Maar. For Auguste Rodin, Camille Claudel. Behind Jackson Pollock was Lee Krasner, and for Willem de Kooning, there was Elaine. They were the women keeping the engines running, inspiring and supporting their famous partners by, in some cases, dimming their own artistic lights. Filmmaker Tom Dolby is ready to shift that narrative — reimagining the expected path with his first solo directing effort, “The Artist’s Wife.”
Since 2012, Anne Chaisson has served as the executive director of the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF). Recently Chaisson talked about this year’s festival, how the event has evolved since its inaugural year in 1992, and the creation of HamptonsFILM, a new parent company for the organization.
In his new book “Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan,” renowned film and cultural critic J. Hoberman chronicles America’s collective “dream life,” analyzing the relationship between the nation’s movies and its politics.
A new generation of commentators is remaking art criticism in their image. On Saturday, September 21, at 1 p.m., Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts “Art Criticism: The Next Generation” with Tiffany Bradley.
he 27th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place Columbus Day Weekend, October 10 to 14.
Novelist Toni Morrison won the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the National Humanities Medal for her impact on the world of literature. But the moment a biographer or documentarian approached her, she immediately — and notoriously — turned them away. Until Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, that is, her longtime photographer and friend of 38 years.
This week the Hamptons International Film Festival announced A24’s “Waves”as its Closing Night Film. Directed by Trey Edward Shults, the film presents the lives...
“Honeyland,” a documentary by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov, was the most awarded film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, winning the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, a Special Jury Award for Cinematography, and another Special Jury Award for Originality.
“The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s new film based on the novel “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt, will be the Friday Centerpiece film at the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) on October 11. The film, which will be screened at Guild Hall, explores the life of Frank Sheeran and his career as a mob hitman. It stars Academy Award-winning actors Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
The North Fork TV Festival announced Golden Globe nominee Constance Wu as this year’s Ambassador for the Arts recipient. A formal ceremony will take...
With equity comes a promise of fairness, justness and worthiness — an assumption of respect and dignity, the bedrocks beneath any given society. For Lazarus Chigwandali, it is much simpler than that. All he ask is that he not be kidnapped and murdered, his bones sold to the highest bidder as mystical objects.
Katrina Browne grew up believing a family story. The rosy picture wasn’t wrong, per se — but it wasn’t perfectly accurate, either. It was truth by omission, overlooking one critical detail that, at her core, Browne says she somehow always knew.
The Academy Award winning filmmaker DA Pennebaker, who helped define the modern documentary died Thursday at his home in Sag Harbor. He was 94.
There’s a new film festival in town and it comes with the greenest of missions — to encourage and support filmmakers who incorporate messages of conservation and sustainability into their work.