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    Hamptons International Film Festival Announces Participants of 12th Annual Screenwriters' Lab

    The Hamptons International Film Festival, which runs every October, has today announced the participants of its' 12th Annual Screenwriters' Lab, which will run April 12-14 in East Hampton, NY.Screenwriters' Lab is one of HIFF's annual events, allowing a group of screenwriters to have one-on-one ment...

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    The Academy Celebrates the Career of Ann Roth

    A couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend at the Hamptons International Film Festival. I was able to catch up on a bunch of films and attend some really cool events including a tribute to the costume designer Ann Roth by the Academy. It's not often that below the line talent gets a celebration...

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    HIFF Review: Charming 'Sin Bin' Heavily Indebted To The Work Of Wes Anderson

    Young filmmakers often reference their heroes outright. This isn't a phenomenon exclusive to creatively wayward directors; look at the early films of genuine auteur Paul Thomas Anderson to see wholesale theft from Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman (to name a few). But when the references are a distr...

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    Hamptons Top Prize Goes to 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Plus Cate Shortland's 'Lore,' Janet Tobias' 'No Place on Earth'

    David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" adds another feather to its awards cap with the top prize at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival. The film wowed audiences at Toronto in September, taking home the fest's coveted audience award, cementing its place among the most-likely 2013 Osc...

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    HIFF Review: Disney's 2D & 3D Animated 'Paperman' A Romantic & Inventive Short

    This year's Hamptons International Film Festival has largely been defined by movies that make you want to cry your eyes out until they're squishy red gobs. Pictures like "Rust and Bone," "Amour" and "Silver Linings Playbook" challenge even the manliest audience members to sit there with a straight f...

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    Early Reviews: HBO's 'The Girl' Premieres at the Hampton Film Festival

    HBO premiered their Hitchcock vs. Hedren flick, "The Girl" at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Early reviews hint that while the film entertains, it doesn't quite satisfy in terms of character development. Toby Jones' portrayal of Alfred Hitchcock is praised across the board, while critic...

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    HIFF Review: 'The Girl' Creates Dark Hitchcockian Mood, But At The Cost Of Virtually Everything Else

    Like with the two competing Snow White movies earlier this year, Hollywood finds itself in the midst of battling Alfred Hitchcock pseudo-biographies this fall; each detailing the production of one of the master director's seminal films and his relationship with that film's comely leading lad...

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    Hamptons Film Fest Review: 'Sparrows Dance' A Simple Story Delivered With Affecting Charm

    The synopsis for "Sparrow's Dance," the new pocket-sized film from writer/director Noah Buschel, makes it literally sound like the most boring movies ever forged. It's about an unnamed agoraphobic woman (Marin Ireland, most notably from TV shows like "Homeland" and "The Killing"), who struggles with...

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    26 of 84 Films in the Hamptons International Film Festival Are Directed by Women

    Last week the 20th edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival announced their line-up. The festival will run from October 4 – 8. With a slate of 84 films announced thus far, 26 are directed by women (this doesn’t include shorts). And in their Golden Starfish Award Competition...

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    Hamptons Film Fest Will Honor James Schamus

    The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced that Focus Features CEO James Schamus will be honored at the festival's annual industry toast.

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