OCTOBER 4-8, 2018

BEN IS BACK, courtesy HIFF

LIGHTS*CAMERA*ACTION, Hamptons 26th Annual International Film Festival is starting on October 4th and I am really excited to see some AMAZING Films this year. Listed below are some highlighted films that are on my list to see this weekend. I am pleasantly pleased to see so many feature films and shorts with people of color.  I am hoping to have an opportunity to interview some amazing people this weekend like Henri Dauman an international photojournalist who happens to live in the Hamptons. 


*HIFF also announced eight programs of short films this year, including Narrative and Documentary Short Film Competitions; New York Women In Film and Television: Women Calling the Shots; Zoom! Shorts For All Ages; University Short Films Showcase; Let’s Go Crazy; Never Going Back Again; Please Don’t Tell; and five short films that will play before features. 


*Academy Award®-winning director Damien Chazelle, whose film FIRST MAN will screen in the Spotlight section; Emilio Estevez, whose film THE PUBLICwill screen in the Spotlight section; and Academy Award®- and Golden Globe®-nominated actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars in the festival’s Opening Night film THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, will all participate in the festival’s signature program “A Conversation With…” series. All events will take place at Bay Street with Gyllenhaal on Friday, October 5th at 3:00PM, Estevez on Saturday, October 6th at 3:30PM, and Chazelle on Sunday, October 7th at 12:30PM. 

WIDOWS  Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (12 YEARS A SLAVE) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (GONE GIRL) come to a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion, and corruption. WIDOWS is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. featuring: Viola Davis *Michelle Rodriguez *Elizabeth Debicki* Cynthia Erivo* Daniel Kaluuya *Jacki Weaver *Robert Duvall * Liam Neeson

Photo courtesy HIFF

GREEN BOOK  East Coast Premiere, featuring:  Viggo Mortensen *Mahershala Ali *Linda Cardellini – In 1962 America, and impeccably stylish jazz musician Don Shirley (Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali) needs to hire a bodyguard to get him safely from venue to venue on his upcoming Southern tour. Saturday, October 6th 730pm and Sunday, 10/7 115pm

THE HATE U GIVE Featuring: Amandla Stenberg *Issa Rae *Anthony Mackie *Regina Hall *Common *Sabrina Carpenter *Dominique Fishback The story of a 16-year-old black teenage girl torn between 2 worlds, one at school amidst her predominantly rich, upper-class white classmates, and another within her working-class neighborhood. 

Other Films on my list


BEAUTIFUL BOY (starring: Steve Carrell, Maura Tierney,)






WILDLIFE FEATURING: Carey Mulligan * Jake Gyllenhaal *Bill Camp *Ed Oxenbould  –


FIRST MAN (Starring Ryan Gosling)



This Changes Everything: One year after the Harvey Weinstein allegations ignited the #MeToo movement, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING offers a comprehensive look at the film industry’s role in reinforcing gender dynamics over the last century, and the resounding call for action pushing back.

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?  2018 Opening, Closing, Centerpiece | narrative feature | 107 min EAST COAST PREMIERE After spending decades as a successful biographer of female celebrities and public figures, real-life author Lee Israel (Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy)
Directed by Marielle Heller

To see a list of all the movies being shown at the Film Festival this year read more: HIFF FILM GUIDE 2018

*Cover Art by  About Patton Miller | After leaving his home in Hawaii to journey through Asia in 1974, Paton Miller arrived on the East End of Long Island with a collection of travel inspired artworks that won him an art scholarship from Southampton College. Graduating with honors, Paton launched his career in over twenty solo and numerous group exhibitions in New York City and throughout the United States. Today, his works are exhibited internationally, in cities such as Florence and Shanghai. Paton’s paintings are now among the most widely collected works between the East End of Long Island and New York City.

You can see more of Patton Miller’s work this Saturday, October 6th 10am-12n and Sunday, October 7th 11am-1pm at 900 Old Sag Harbor Rd Water Mill, or call Cristina Matos from Brown Harris Stevens 631-204-2408  for more information. Take the time to see this beautiful home as well, it sits on 5.6 acres of land surrounded by horse pastures and farm fields between Water Mill and Bridgehampton, you will find this unquestionably stunning modern home. Adroit builder Bencar Building Corp. continues to impress with the unparalleled quality of his work, tremendous attention to detail and riveting design.

Elsa Soyars – Interior designer
Paton Miller – Artist
Cristina Matos -BHS
Andrea Greeven Douzet CRO, THE PURIST magazine
Carole Reed – Art Curator

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