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Alec and Hliaria Baldwin, Toby Perlman, Itzhak Perlman, Alison Chernick, and Randy Mastro were at the Hamptons International Film Festival for its opening night screening of Ms. Chernick's documentary "Itzhak." Jackie Pape
Randy Mastro and Alec Baldwin, the festival's co-chairmen, welcomed the audience to the opening night screening in dramatic fashion.Jennifer Landes
Stuart Match Suna, Judy Giuliani, who is a board member, and Rudy Giuliani on the red carpetJackie Pape
Itzhak Perlman and students from the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island gave a mini-recital after the film.Jennifer Landes
Toni Ross and Judy Licht were two of the board members recognized during the opening remarks.Jennifer Landes
David Nugent, the festival's artistic director, and Anne Chaisson, the festival's executive director, recognized the contributions of their predecessors.Jennifer Landes
At the opening night party, Darius Yektai, Ben Cummings, Marisa Cangiolosi, and Orson Cummings celebrated the premiere of the Cummings brother's film "Killer Bees," about the Bridgehampton High School basketball team.Jackie Pape
Danny Lafuante, Peggy Stankevich, and Jessica Mackin Jackie Pape
Beth Swanstrom, Peter Johnston, and Laura HildrethJackie Pape
Ann Ciardullo, Keith Green, and Helen ClelandJackie Pape

The festival will run from Thursday to Monday at various locations
“The Last Pig” by Allison Argo is one of the Compassion, Justice, and Animal Rights selections for this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival.
Chris Hondros’s image of this Liberian commander leaping in celebration of his successful rocket-propelled grenade launch is featured in “Hondros,” a film about his life as a conflict photographer.
“Disappearance” is an edgy shaggy dog story with a constant level of tension.

Here are some of your choices, all within blocks of the Southampton Cinema at 43 Hill Street
The Job’s Lane Gastro Pub in Southampton opens its doors to the street and Agawam Park on warm days. Laura Donnelly
The Job’s Lane bruschetta at the Job’s Lane Gastro Pub is one of the best our food critic has ever had.
The Job’s Lane Salad features goat cheese, portobello mushrooms, pine nuts, and mixed greens. Laura Donnelly Photos

Employees at the East Hampton Cinema prepared for the Hamptons International Film Festival yesterday, changing the marquee for the coming event. Durell Godfrey

‘I’m going to be surprised to see what’s in the film. How do you put a hundred hours into an hour?’
Itzhak Perlman in a scene from “Itzhak,” a documentary having its world premiere as the opening night film of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Itzhak Perlman, shown conducting in “Itzhak,” runs a music school on Shelter Island with his wife, Toby Perlman.

Dick Cavett, with Martha Rogers this summer at Guild Hall, will receive the first award named after him from the Hamptons International Film Festival on Oct. 5. Durell Godfrey

Gary Oldman's performance as Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour" is already attracting Oscar buzz. It will be shown at this year's Hamptons International Film Festival. Working Title Films
"Call Me By Your Name" stars Armie Hammer and is set in Italy.
"Killer Bees" is a documentary on the Bridgehampton High School basketball team.

Those attending should expect lots of star power, serious cinematic achievement, and some surprises
Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield star in “Breathe,” to be shown at HIFF this year. Bleecker Street/Participant Media

Toby and Itzhak Perlman started the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island.

Basketball was the lens through which they were able to examine such issues as race, income inequality, gentrification, the criminal justice system, politics, education, and a seasonal economy
Carl Johnson, who recently retired as Bridgehampton High School’s boys basketball coach, is at the center of the film, the Cummings brothers have said. Craig Macnaughton Photos