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  • “Unlocking the Cage,” which won this year’s Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless award at the Hamptons International Film Festival, is a film about a lawyer’s quest to give certain human rights to animals.
  • Given everywhere that Aaron Eckhart has lived, it is surprising his visit this week to the Hamptons International Film Festival will be the first time he has been on the South Fork.
  • Sharing duties, if perhaps not careers and personal outlooks, the actor Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro, a high-profile litigator, reflect on their first year as Hamptons International Film Festival co-chairmen.
  • Columbus Day weekend on the South Fork has come to mean much more than changing leaves and pumpkin picking. It is also a long weekend of film, lots and lots of film. The Hamptons International Film Festival will begin next Thursday, and by the time it ends on Oct. 10 it will have screened 126 films — features and shorts, narrative and documentary.
  • As early adopters of the Slow Food movement, East End foodies may find the WLIW21 Metrofocus feature on the movement and its adherents old news. Yet to many around the region, the coverage of the East End’s farmers, chefs, and schoolyard gardens may prove edifying.
  • The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture has included images and objects with a Sag Harbor provenance in its first permanent collection installation.
  • Will Ryan has had a few rough years, but even though the physical toll of his rare blood disease is still evident in his reed-thin physique, the vitality of his spirit is obvious.
  • The Hamptons International Film Festival, which runs from Oct. 6 through 10, announced the bulk of its lineup on Tuesday: 126 films from 32 countries, with 8 world premieres, 9 North American premieres, and 20 United States premieres.
  • The Hamptons International Film Festival announced some of its key films for this year’s event last week. On Oct. 6, it will open the festival in East Hampton with “Loving,” the story of the couple whose Supreme Court case did away with laws against interracial marriage in 1967. Directed and written by Jeff Nichols, it stars Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, and Michael Shannon.
  • A Montauk resident, Edward Albee wrote "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," which won the Pulitzer Prize.

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