2nd Huntington Fest to Kick Off With Hartley Film; Other
Selections Announced

by Mark Rabinowitz

The second annual Huntington International Independent Film Festival is
set to unspool on the weekend of June 12-14, bringing Long Islanders
over 20 indie features, including such festival players as 1998 Sundance
Grand Jury Prize winner "The Farm: Angola USA" by Jonathan Stack and Liz
Garbus, David Leland's British entry "The Land Girls" (Sundance '98) and
"High Art" (Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award -- Sundance '98). The opening
night film will be Hal Hartley's latest film "Henry Fool," which stars
Parker Posey and screened in competition at the recently completed
Cannes Film Festival, while "High Art" closes the fest on Sunday. In
addition, the festival will screen films from several countries,
including Robert Dornhelm's "Der Unfisch" (Austria), Eliseo Subiela's
"Wake Up, Love" (Argentina), Tony Gatlif's "Gadjo Dilo" (Romania/France)
and Fridrik Thor Fridriksson's "Devil's Island" (Iceland).

The festival, organized by the Cinema Arts Centre, has also programmed
three panels, "Breaking and Entering: New Filmmakers" featuring
filmmakers Joe Brewster ("The Keeper") and Long Island native Nick
Veronis ("Day at the Beach") among others; "Hooray for the Documentary"
with Albert Maysles ("Grey Gardens"), Bill Donovan (festival screener
"Michael Harrington") and Jacki Ochs ("Letters Not About Love"), and
"Talk Back to the Critics II" with Newsday film critic John Anderson
leading a group of New York film critics "into the trenches to face
their followers," according to a festivel press release.

[All films will screen at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY. For
showtimes and ticket prices, call 516/423-7610 or 516/423-FILM (3456)
for a recorded message.]