The film lineup for the 2022 Hamptons International Film Festival has been unveiled.
HIFF's 30th anniversary kicks off on October 7 with five world-premiere screenings, including locally shot Who Invited Charlie?, presented by the Suffolk County Film Commission, as both a Spotlight selection and as part of the Signature Program Views from Long Island. Film about a Hamptons-based family who are forced to confront their past when a mysterious Charlie unexpectedly shows up.
The Discovery+ January 6th documentary, directed by Jules and Gedeon Naudet, has made its worldwide premiere as part of the World Cinema Documentary section, where it examines the January 6 uprising from the unique perspective of the victims, first responders, and survivors who recount their first-hand experiences of the stand. Both Pinball The Man Who Saved the Game and Netflix documentary The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari, directed by Rory Kennedy, also premiered at the event.
HamptonsFilm's artistic director says the festival is able to welcome our film-loving fans back to our theaters out East for the 30th anniversary of the festival. We are excited to present innovative, moving stories from this years talented filmmakers. We are very honored that these filmmakers have chosen to perform their works for the first time here at HIFF.
MUBIs Decision to Leave, directed by HIFF alum Park Chan-wook, is a story about a detective investigating a man's mysterious death in the mountains who finds himself emotionally entangled with the man's suspicious widow. Call Jane, directed by Phyllis Nagy and distributed by Roadside Attractions, is especially timely following the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Elizabeth Banks leads the historical fiction drama about a group of women who operated an underground abortion clinic prior to the
Eo, a Cannes Jury Prize winner in the Compassion, Justice, and Animal Rights sections at this years Signature Programs, is directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, following a donkey exploring a vision of modern Europe, experiencing joy and pain along his journey.
Desperate Souls, Dark City, and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy, directed by Nancy Buirski, are among the more well-known films to be released in the near future. Prime Videos Good Night Oppy also screens, centered on the Opportunity Mars Rover that stayed 15 years on the planet.
Mariska Hargitay, an Emmy-winning actress and producer of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, was honored with the 2022 Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award. The award honors Hargitay's decades of activism and advocacy work as the founder of the nationwide non-profit Joyful Heart Foundation for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. Joyful Hearts' array of programs has included initiatives to support male survivors, raise awareness, and reform to the nationwide rape kit backlog
I Am Evidence, an Emmy-winning documentary on the backlog of rape kits, was presented at the 25th Hamptons International Film Festival in 2017. The film chronicles the stories of survivors whose rape kits remained untested for years, as well as the law enforcement officials leading the charge to obtain long-awaited justice in these cases.
Mariska Hargitay, the award-winning actress, is a model for many across the globe for her acting career and her advocacy of domestic violence issues. She is also a huge supporter of local Hamptons causes.
Beginning September 6, passes and packages for this years historic 30th-anniversary event will be on sale. The festival will run as an extended 10-day event from October 7 to 16.
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