Hamptons 2017: Documentary Overview

The 25th Hamptons International Film Festival

October 5-9

Almost half of the tony Long Island event’s lineup of more than 60 features is represented by nonfiction.

The world premiere of Alison Chernick’s ITZHAK (pictured), a portrait of the world-class violinist Itzhak Perlman, opens the event. Its five-title Documentary Competition also includes a world premiere, Jeff Deutchman’s 11/8/16, which follows Election Day across the country; as well as several films that recently debuted at Toronto and elsewhere: Jed Rothstein’s THE CHINA HUSTLE, Jason Kohn’s LOVE MEANS ZERO, Gustavo Salmerón’s LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE, and Jennifer Peedom’s MOUNTAIN.

Other doc programming includes: Richard Dale, Lixin Fan, and Peter Webber’s immersive day-in-the-life of the planet, EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY, in Air, Land and Sea; Benjamin Cummings and Orson Cummings’ world-premiering portrait of a local high school basketball team, KILLER BEES, in Views From Long Island; and in the World Cinema section, the world premieres of both Tiffany Bartok’s LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY (pictured), on the legendary celebrity make-up artist; and Coodie & Chike’s THE FIRST TO DO IT, on the trailblazing Earl Lloyd, the first African-American NBA player.

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