Mariska Hargitay came to the festival on Sunday to support her film "I Am Evidence."
Filmmakers were celebrated over and over on Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival. It began with an early screening of Susan Lacy's biography of Steven Spielberg in Sag Harbor. Then, the New York Women in Film and Television association had their annual brunch at Mulford Farm in East Hampton.
Mariska Hargitay visited the festival in her capacity as a producer of the film "I Am Evidence," directed by Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir. In the early afternoon, Rob Reiner, who started as an actor, but has been making films since the 1980s, sat for a conversation with Alison Willmore at the East Hampton Middle School.
"Filmworker," a documentary about Leon Vitali, an actor who threw a successful career away to become Stanley Kubrick's personal assistant, was screened in East Hampton. The director, Tony Zierra, and Mr. Vitali were joined by Alec Baldwin after the screening to talk about the film.
Then, in Sag Harbor, the makers of the hit film "Get Out" dissected one of the film's key scenes with the director and writer Jordan Peele, the producers, and the main actors, Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya.
The day ended with a chat with Annette Bening and Bob Balaban about her long career also at the East Hampton Middle School. With all of the usual amount of films in between, it was a very full day.
Allison Williams participated in the panel discussion "Anatomy of a Scene," with the director and producers of "Get Out" and her co-star Daniel Kaluuya.Judy D'Mello
Leon Vitali, left, who worked for years as Stanley Kubrick's personal assistant, is the subject of Tony Zierra's (right) "Filmworker." Jackie Pape
Susan Lacy's (center holding flowers) local fans showed up to offer their support of her latest documentary on Steven Spielberg; from the left: Kristen Benfield, Deb McEneany, Walter Bernard, Bina Bernard, and Kevin McEneanyDurell Godfrey
Jamie Bell, who is English but no stranger to Long Island from his series "Turn: Washington's Spies" was at the festival to support "Film Stars Don't Die in LIverpool" in which he stars with Annette Benning.Durell Godfrey
Lauren Roberts, Jared Greenman, and Lois Robbins at the New York Women in Film and Television brunch at Mulford FarmJackie Pape
Annette Bening on stageDurell Godfrey
Bob Balaban, who has made a few films of his own, moderated the discussion with Annette Benning.Durell Godfrey
Rob Reiner on stage during his discussionDurell Godfrey
Eric Kohn, Eric Kohn, chief film critic and deputy editor for Indiewire, and chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle, spoke with Jordan Peele, the director of "Get Out," second from the left, and the producers of the film on Sunday at Bay Street Theater.Jackie Pape