The Hamptons Film Festival announced their films this morning,and they are in super overdrive with hits. I’m impressed, they booked everything anyone would want to see for Columbus Day weekend.
HIFF has an exciting opening night film in Matthew Heinemann’s “The First Wave,” about hard hit New York hospital workers as COVID-19 attacked the city. The closing night film is Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” and the Centerpiece is Pablo Lorrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristin Stewart as Princess Diana. Just those are colossal bookings for HIFF.
But then they’ve also got in their lineup Mike Mills’s “Cmon Cmon” with Joaquin Phoenix, Jane Campion’s “Power of the Dog,” Clifton Collins Jr in “Jockey” (I’ve seen it, and it’s terrific), Rebecca Hall’s “Passing” (excellent), Pedro Almodovar’s “Parallel Mothers” with Penelope Cruz in her Venice award winning performance, and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directing debut in “Lost Daughter.”
There’s also every hot documentary and foreign film imaginable for this season. To do this festival right I will have to rent an RV and live in the East Hampton parking lot. Insane!
Plus everyone must be vaxxed and bring their cards. No fooling around.