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Hamptons International Film Festival Photos

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    Hamptons Filmmakers Cluster at "Bee Season" Party

    A slew of Hamptons International Film Festival filmmakers enjoyed the opening night party for the fest following a screening of Scott McGehee and David Siegel's "Bee Season." Local hip channel Plum TV wandered around interviewing filmmakers and film admirers, while fest sponsor Nutella pushed their yummy treats in one corner and attendees sipped wine and/or vodka (one wine bartender poured much better than the other). Pictured here from left to right are some of the fest's resident filmmakers including Bernadine Santistevan ("The Cry"), and Laura Richard ("Breached"), Justin Nowell ("Ham and the Hotspurs"), & Zeina Durra ("The 7th Dog"). The final three filmmakers are participating in the fest's shorts program.
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    The Germans Are in The Haus

    Hamptons International Film Festival director of programming, Rajendra Roy (right) greeted colleagues from the Berlin International Film Festival at the opening night party Wednesday night in Montauk, NY. Thomas Hailer (left) is in the Hamptons for the Berlinale Kinderfilmfest program, which will spotlight selections of children's films and Berlinale Panorama section director Wieland Speck is serving as a juror for the Hamptons' Golden Starfish Award Narrative Features competition, which includes over $170,000 of in-kind donations toward the winner's next feature film -(not bad).
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    "Bee Season" Directors Join the Opening Night Party in the Hamptons

    "Bee Season" directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel (left) had a quick dinner in East Hampton before joining the opening night party in Montauk for the 13th Hamptons International Film Festival Wednesday night. Their film, which had its East Coast premiere at the fest and starring Flora Cross, Richard Gere, Max Minghella and Juliette Binoche, had two screenings at the UA Theaters in East Hampton, kicking off the 5-day fest that ends Sunday.
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    Saluting Bob Berney

    Thursday night in the Hamptons, the festival and indieWIRE hosted the 2nd annual industry toast, this year saluting Picturehouse president Bob Berney. Pictured are (left to right) Hamptons International Film Festival executive director Denise Kassell, board president Stuart Match Suna, Jeanne Berney, New Line Cinema co-chairman and co-CEO Michael Lynne, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, and Bob Berney. Photo by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE
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    Kyra & Kevin

    For their few minutes on stage during the Hamptons/indieWIRE tribute to Bob Berney Thursday, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon took a moment to offer an homage to two Bob's: Berney and Dylan, singing a song with the refrain "...the answer my friend, is Bob Berney again" (to the tune of "Blowin' In the Wind," of course.)
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    Christine and Denise at the Berney Tribute

    Hamptons International Film Festival executive director Denise Kasell (left) and Killer Films' Christine Vachon were among the attendees at HIFF and indieWIRE's "Festival Toast" to Picturehouse president Bob Berney last Thursday. Vachon praised Berney for rescusing Todd Solondz's "Happiness," and said she is looking forward to working with him on "The Notorious Bette Paige," directed by Mary Harron.
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    Morgan and Jamin Attend HIFF Directors Party

    "Piggy Banks" director Morgan J. Freeman (right) braved the cold with producer Jamin O'Brien ("Boynton Beach Bereavement Club") at the Star Room for the Hamptons' directors party. The two are working together on Freeman's next film "Just Like the Son" with Mark Webber, Brendan Sexton III and Rosie Perez, which will be completed in December. "Piggy Banks" had its world premiere at the festival.
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    iW Group

    At last week's Hamptons/indieWIRE Industry Toast, indieWIRE's New York City trio...Associate Editor Brian Brooks, Editor-in-Chief Eugene Hernandez and James Israel, Administrative and Marketing Services for indieWIRE (and co-director and writer of "The Tourist," the Hamptons '05 short film that he made with his brother Jeff Israel). Photo by Gary Springer for indieWIRE
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    Richardson and Chaisson Hang at Berney Tribute

    Actress Miranda Richardson ("The Phantom of the Opera") took a little ciggy break following the Bob Berney Toast outside the village of East Hampton last Thursday night. Richardson was in town serving as a mentor for the Hamptons' 2005 Rising Stars, a group of young actors picked by the festival to receive mentorship. The actress also received the festival's Golden Starfish for Career Achievement in Acting along with actor Alec Baldwin. Posing with Richardson is producer Anne Chaisson ("Roger Dodger") who came to the festival this year to serve as the fest's talent coordinator after completion of Katherine Diekmann's "Diggers."
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    Alec Baldwin Attends Rising Stars Party

    Actor Alec Baldwin hung out for quite awhile at the Hamptons International Film Festival's Rising Stars party on a chilly Friday night, waiting in line for his Diet Coke, and just roaming around the room talking to other attendees. The party was held in honor of this year's crop of Rising Stars including actors Emily Blunt, Eugene Byrd, Florian Lukas, Jake Muxworthy, Kip Pardue, Elizabeth Reaser who were picked by the fest to receive mentorship and will travel to the Berlinale to participate in that festival's talent campus. Baldwin, along with Miranda Richardson served as mentors this year, and also received Golden Starfish for Career Achievement in Acting (along with Richardson).

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