The 25th Hamptons International Film Festival
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.