The Hamptons International Film Festival’s “A Conversation With Patricia Clarkson” on Friday delivered more than advertised. The actress, whose film “Learning to Drive” was one of the festival’s Spotlight Films, provided her Bay Street Theater audience with a riveting, hourlong performance filled with humor, insight, self-revelation, and a bounty of anecdotes and observations culled from almost 30 years as an actress, all elicited with finesse by the film critic Thelma Adams.
Oren Moverman, who wrote and directed “Time Out of Mind,” a Hamptons International Film Festival Spotlight Film, engaged in a wide-ranging conversation about his approach to filmmaking with Joe Neumaier, film critic for The New York Daily News, on Saturday. Rowdy Hall in East Hampton was the setting.
The Hamptons International Film Festival announced their annual awards Monday morning at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church.
The festival’s Audience Awards went to Stephen Frears’s “Philomena,” a drama starring Dame Judi Dench, and “Desert Runners,” Jennifer Steinman’s documentary about the 4 Deserts Race Series of 150-mile ultramarathons. Irene Taylor Brodsky’s “One Last Hug (…And a Few Smooches): Three Days at Grief Camp” won the Audience Award for Best Short.
Filmed in Bellport over a period of 18 days for $700,000, "The Maid's Room" has the look of an expensive Hollywood production. “We did everything we could to make a local film, but not a small film,” says Michael Walker, its director.