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Celebrating Three Decades Of HIFF

authorStaff Writer on Jul 7, 2022

To celebrate 30 years of film, Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) is hosting an array of summer celebrations including dinners, cocktail parties, screenings and talks with hosts and guests.

Upcoming events include:

Friday, July 8, 6 p.m.: Cocktails with Sonita Alizadeh, the young activist/rapper and subject of award-winning documentary “Sonita.” Along with a conversation with actor and HIFF board member Bob Balaban. Hosted by Jane Wenner and Taylor Barton.

Friday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.: Screening and dinner at a private home with filmmaker Barry Avrich and a sneak peek of his upcoming documentary “The Talented Mr. Rosenberg,” a riveting tale about a notorious swindler. Hosted by Myrna and John Daniels.

Saturday, July 16, 7 p.m.: Dinner and conversation with social entrepreneur, filmmaker and author Steve Apkon whose film “Disturbing The Peace” was the winner of HIFF’S Conflict & Resolution Award in 2016. Hosted by Patti Kenner.

Saturday, July 23, 5 p.m.: Reception, Q&A and SummerDocs screening a 7 p.m. of “Navalny,” the documentary about imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Director Daniel Roher will be in conversation with Alec Baldwin. Hosted by Kim Brizzolara.

Thursday, August 4, noon: Ladies luncheon celebrating Women in Film at a private home, along with a curated shopping and wellness experience. Hosted by Cristina Cuomo, The Purist.

Thursday, August 18, 6 p.m.: Cocktail party unveiling HIFF’S 30th anniversary poster with artist Stanley Whitney. Special guests include John Alexander, Bruce Weber, Eric Fischi, Toni Ross, Cindy Sherman and Bastienne Schmidt. Hosted by Debi and Steve Wisch.

Monday, August 22, 4 p.m.: Sail Gardiner’s Bay aboard the 50-foot vintage motor yacht, Kingfisher, featuring Kevin McAllister, founder of Defending H20, showcasing work being done to save our waters. Hosted by Kingfisher Vintage Yacht.

Saturday, October 8, 7:30 p.m.: Southampton opening film and after party during the 30th anniversary Hamptons International Film Festival. Hosted by Randy Mastro and Jonine Bernstein.

Tickets for each celebration are available now at hamptonsfilmfest.org. Save the dates for the expanded 30th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival — October 7 to 16.

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