DISPATCH - OCT 11, 2013
The Hamptons International Film Festival is in full swing with a full rooster of films including documentaries, narrative, short films and more. Here at Hamptons Art Hub, we decided to present a cheat sheet of films that center on the visual arts or culture at large. The full offerings of films can be found at the HIFF website. Some of the Festival highlights can be found at here.
'"ABSOLUTE WILSON"Oct 11: 4:15 p.m. 105 min English Presented in partnership with The Watermill Center, which is founded by Robert Wilson. .
Additional Screenings & Programming take place through Sunday. For details, visit "Watermill Center Film Series Held Columbus Day Weekend"
ABSOLUTE WILSON chronicles the epic life and creative genius of the world's leading stage director Robert Wilson, intimately revealing the daring and mysterious theater artist. Filmmaker Katharina Otto-Bernstein followed the restless creator for six years around the world, creating a unique portrait that freely moves between past and present.
Features interviews with Robert Wilson and an array of collaborators, contemporaries and critics including composer and musician Philipp Glass, David Byrne, Tom Waits, and the late Susan Sontag.
Documentary centering on successful Chinese contemporary artist Wang Guangyi, settling into middle age, and rising star Liu Gang, recently plucked from art school and rocketed into the commercial art scene.
According to Finnish director Mika Mattila, "'CHIMERAS' is a reflection on modern Chinese identity. Through the lives of the two protagonists, the film tries to capture the ongoing battle for the soul of China’s future, in between Eastern and Western influences."
CHIMERAS is Mattila's directorial debut.
Oct 11: 6:45 p.m. - Regal East Hampton Cinema UA 2 69 min (79 min with short) English North America Premiere
"GET THE PICTURE" centers around images captured by photojournalist John G. Morris through his decades-long career. Morris began his career in the 1930s and worked as a photo editor for some of the world’s most important publications in the 1930s. Also working internationally with legendary photographers, including Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, war photographers documented every major event and catastrophe from World War II onwards with their images.
Sweeping in scope, GET THE PICTURE reveals the story of war photographers: a group so concerned with documenting humanity they’ve risked everything to reveal conflicts at their most extreme.
Directed and Produced by Cathy Pearson as her first documentary feature film. "GET THE PICTURE" won “Best Irish Documentary” at The Jameson Dublin Film Festival in 2013.
Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison attempts to solve the mystery about how it was possible that 17th Century Dutch painter Johannas Vermeer made photorealistic paintings 150 years prior to the invention of photography. Jenison's journey spans a decades and multiple continents, a meeting with artist David Hockney and a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the Queen's Vermeer.
Directed by Teller, who is also a playwright, stage director and the "smaller, quieter half of renowned magic duo Penn & Teller", who received a Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame in 2013.
OCT 13: 6 p.m. at Southampton Regal Bay Cinema 2
Oct 11: 8:45 p.m. - Sag Harbor Cinema
four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer and an award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television.
BASIC INFO: The 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will be held from Oct. 10 to 14, 2013. Screenings and programs will be held in theaters in East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Southampton and Montauk.
Tickets range from $15 to $30 for adult tickets for films. Tickets for regular screenings for seniors (over 65 years) are $13 and children (12 and under) are $8 for regular screenings. Higher prices apply for Spotlight Films, Centerpiece Films and Special Events. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone by calling 212-279-4200 from noon to 8 p.m. daily.
For complete film listing, screening information and program schedule, visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org. Film clips are also viewable.
"ILLE Film Screening Weaves into 'Figure and Ground" by Andrew Botsford.