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iPOP at the 11th Hamptons International Film Festival

iPOP at the 11th Hamptons International Film Festival

by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

"The Cooler," which opened the 11th Hamptons International Film Festival set the tone for the opening night party in Montauk with an appropriately Las Vegas-themed evening with showgirls, gambling (for tokens) and an overall kitsch atmosphere. Alec Baldwin and co-star Maria Bello partied on opening night, at Guerney's Inn in Montauk, although most people stayed inside to escape the freezing rain. Filmmakers, industry and celebs were out and about all through the 4-day event packed with parties and screenings throughout the Hamptons, although most events were held near East Hampton. Director/actor Campbell Scott came out for his film "Off the Map," while actress Joan Allen made appearances at some of the festival's many parties. Allen received the fest's Golden Starfish Award for Career Achievement in Acting.

Meanwhile, tears were rolling mid-way through the fest for the festival's signature "A conversation with..." series, which featured Broadway legends Fay Wray, Betty Comden and Patricia Neil as well as "Broadway: The Golden Age" director Rich McKay. Industry came to town, as well, with Mr. Samuel Goldwyn Jr. making the trek out from L.A. among the contingent. And, the Hamptons is teeming with its own local celebutants, at least one with his own film in the lineup.










Actors Alec Baldwin and Maria Bello made the trek out to Montauk for a Las Vegas-themed opening night party complete with slots, black jack and more following the screening of their opening night film "The Cooler" by Wayne Kramer.


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Hopefully she changed at the party before her big number considering the Arctic weather outside. Here is one of the showgirls who upped the tempo at the opening night party.


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Cesar-nominated actress Isabelle Nanty ("Amelie") came to the Hamptons with her directorial debut "Le Bison," which she co-wrote and also stars in. She is pictured here at the Hunting Inn, where many fest attendees stayed, prior to her departure showing off her star purchase while in America.... a giant Pez.


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Hamptons fest chairman Stuart Match Suna with executive director Denise Kasell at Guild Hall prior to the event's "A Conversation with..."


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Backstage preparing to surprise the audience during the "A Conversation with..." event are Broadway legends Betty Comden and Fay Wray with "Broadway: The Golden Age" director Rich McKay.


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Meeting up at the HBO party outside of East Hampton are actress Joan Allen, who was in the Hamptons to receive a lifetime achievement award for acting, and actor Tom Noonan, who starred in Ryan Eslinger's "Madness and Genius," which played as a spotlight film.


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"Off the Map" director Campbell Scott hanging out with Manhattan Pictures head Paul Cohen inside the festival's new venue, the Travel + Leisure Magazine International Forum.


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Hamptons chair Stuart Match Suna hosted an evening cocktail party at his home near town. Enjoying the soiree were THINKFilm chief Mark Urman and "Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself" star, Jamie Sives.


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The festival spotlighted five people as its "Rising Stars: Screen Acting Discoveries" including Dean Wareham (with glass of wine on the left) who is also a well known singer and guitarist. His most recent CD was done with singer Britta Phillips (middle). The duo were hanging with Hamptons head of programming, Rajendra Roy at Chairman's cocktail party.


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Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. made it out to the festival. His company's offerings at the fest included "Hypnotic" and "Japanese Story." Mr. Goldwyn is pictured here outside the festival's main screening venue in East Hampton.


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"Hypnotic" producer Michele Camarda and director Nick Willing warming up by the fire during one of the festival's afternoon cocktail parties.


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The Hamptons has its cache of local notables who are on the scene and making the scene, including the Count and Countess de Lesseps at chairman Stuart Match Suna's cocktail party.


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Caught in the lens soon after their arrival outside of the Hunting Inn, "Easy Six" producer Jason Blum, star Katherine Towne and director Chris Iovenko basking in the sunshine on Saturday afternoon, the fest's warmest day.


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Filmmaker Garret Savage ("For Food") at the Showtime party with friend Jessie Hutcheson who starred in his short. Savage graciously gave some of us a lift home after an evening of sipping wine.


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Director Jamie Johnson outside the theater in East Hampton following the start of his film, "Born Rich," which will be featured on HBO. Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune has a home near town, but arrived a little late to introduce his film, yet stuck around for Q&A later.


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