The Hamptons International Film Festival does more than screen films; it gives attendees to get up close and personal with industry stars who engage in one-on-one dialogue with a host.
Past participants have included Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Michael Moore, and more. This year’s celebrity interviews all held at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on succeeding days — feature actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (whose Netflix thriller The Kindergarten Teacher is the festival’s opening entry), actor/director/producer Emilio Estevez (The Public), and Damien Chazelle, Academy Award Best Director winner for La La Land, whose film First Man, is being screened at the festival.
“A Conversation With . . .” Gyllenhaal will be held on Friday, October 5, at 3 PM. Estevez, whose conversation is being moderated by HIFF co-chairman Alec Baldwin, is at 3:30 PM on Saturday, October 6, and the conversation with Chazelle will take place at 12:30 PM on Sunday, October 7.
Tickets for all events are available at www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.