“We’ve enjoyed sharing movies with our community for the past 27 years,” co-chairman Alec Baldwin said in a video, on behalf of the Hamptons International Film Festival. “While we wish we could continue to do so in person, for now we offer you Friday Flashback.”
With over 15 years of recorded content, for the foreseeable future HamptonsFilm is offering Friday Flashback, a series recommending a film that’s easily accessible via online streaming platforms in conjunction with a previously recorded post-screening talk, on YouTube.
“We immediately called Alec and Alec said ‘Yeah, that’d be great. Let’s do it.’ And so, he was willing to record the messages, and he’s doing a new one every week,” said HamptonsFilm executive director Anne Chaisson. Right now, HIFF is focused on the selections involving Baldwin and those from the SummerDocs series, the annual Film Festival in fall, and a few from the Screenwriters Lab.
As a nonprofit organization, HamptonsFilm’s close-knit workers have all been able to retain their jobs. “We hope everyone is safe and healthy,” said Chaisson.
Visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org to see the newly announced screening and talk every Friday, or to donate.