Friday, October 19, 2007
OPENING NIGHT AT (15) HIFF 2007
The 15th annual Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) began Wednesday night with a world premiere of Bob Balaban's Bernard and Doris, a study of the relation between tobaccco heiress Doris Duke and her butler. Made on a shoestring, or less, the film looks as rich as its subject, and features tremendous performances from Ralph Fiennes and, especially, Susan Sarandon as Doris Duke. Following the film, HIFF Founders, guests, filmmakers, premium audience ticket buyers, and people like me (press) crowded into Gurney's Inn for the grand Opening Night Party. Here are a few selected images from the first day and night of HIFF.
The most convenient refeuling station
Sponsors are very well promoted at every screening
Lisa Kudrow and Scott Prendergast from Kabluey
The beach at Gurney's Inn
The statue at Gurney's Inn
Rising stars Hannah Herzsprung (Four Minutes) and Egbert-Jan Weeber (Vivere)
Director Helen Hood Scheer and writer-editor Scott B. Morgan from Jump!
Lora Fox Gamble, Suffolk County Film Commissioner, and
David Gamble, producer...
David is developing an exciting space-centric popular-science program
The owner of Lu Berry Swimwear and model Erika Cifuentes
Lisa Kudrow and Egbert-Jan Weeber