East End denizen and talk-show host Baldwin, a key backer of the series, will chat with Dick Cavett and public radio’s Studio 360 ringleader Kurt Andersen after the July 11 opening night screening of The Best Of Enemies. The seventh edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s SummerDocs series will run at East Hampton’s Guild Hall. Best Of Enemies will be followed by Listen To Me, Marlon on August 1st and Peace Officer on August 28th.
Best Of Enemies directors Robert Gordon (Johnny Cash’s America) and Oscar-winner Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom) will be in attendance with on-camera interviewee Dick Cavett (on whose show the conservative Buckley and not-conservative Vidal debated) for a conversation led by Andersen. The film concerns Vidal and Buckley’s coverage for ABC News of the 1968 political conventions.
Baldwin will lead conversations for Listen To Me, Marlon with director Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon) as well as Peace Officer with writer-directors Brad Barber (Space) and Scott Christopherson (Only The Pizza Man Knows).
“The SummerDocs series has been a tremendous success for HIFF and our patrons,” said Baldwin. “The program brings the best in documentary film to Guild Hall during the summertime, when film fans are craving some serious subjects.”
In addition, for the third year in a row, the Hamptons International Film Festival is partnering with the Southampton Arts Center to offer free screenings of classic movies throughout the summer. The films will screen on the lawn at 5 Jobs Lane on Fridays at 8:30 PM, and will include Caddyshack, American Graffiti, Dirty Dancing, Some Like It Hot, Field Of Dreams and Psycho, among others. The 23nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival will be held over Columbus Day Weekend, October 8-12.
See hamptonsfilmfest.org for info.