Hamptons Int. Film Festival – ‘Eo,’ ‘Call Jane,’ ‘Decision to Leave’ – Deadline


Hamptons International Film Festival to Present Cannes Jury Prize Winner HEY by Jerzy Skolimowski, Phyllis Nagy’s Call Joan, and Decision to leave by Park Chan-wook, winner of the best director at Cannes, among others during the 30th edition from October 7 to 16.

The lineup of documentaries and narrative features includes five world premieres. The festival will present its 2022 Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award to Mariska Hargitay.

In HEY, a donkey explores a vision of modern Europe, experiencing joy and pain as it encounters good and bad people along its journey. It will be screened as part of the festival’s signature Compassion, Justice and Animal Rights programme.

Call Joan, the Spotlight Film, is the story of a group of brave women who ran a clandestine abortion clinic before Roe’s run against Wade. It premiered at Sundance.

Decision to leave follows a detective who becomes emotionally connected to the wife of a murdered man.

Documentaries include Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy by Nancy Buirski, the improbable success story of the iconic film; Prime Video good night Oppyby Ryan White, who revisits Opportunity, the Mars rover that has captivated the world with priceless images for 15 years.

Three are world firsts: Warner Bros. Discovery docs A radical life, by Ricki Stern, an unfiltered look at the former First Lady of the Islamic State, Tania Joya, who was married for 12 years to John Georgelas, the highest ranking American in the Islamic State; and January 6, by Jules and Gédéon Naudet, the Capitol riot from the point of view of heroes, first responders and survivors. Netflix Document The Volcano: Whakaari Rescue by Rory Kennedy is a minute-by-minute account of tourists caught up in a tragic volcanic eruption on an island off New Zealand in 2019.

Narrative world premieres include local shots Who invited Charlie?, by Xavier Manrique, with Jordana Brewster, Adam Pally and Reid Scott. It follows a family hiding in the Hamptons as their bubble bursts when a “Charlie” from their past who drinks Bloody Marys and smokes weed shows up seeking refuge.

Pinball – The Man Who Saved the Game, by Austin and Meredith Bragg, about an unstable writer and his journey to save the game, stars Crystal Reed, Damian Young and Mike Doyle.

Additional programming will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award honors creatives who support the arts and artists across all disciplines. Emmy-winning Hargitay best known for her role as Captain Olivia Benson on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, founded the nationwide nonprofit Joyful Heart Foundation to support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. She produced I Am The Proof, on the backlog of rape kits. She co-produced Immanuel about the murder of nine worshipers at the Emanuel AME Church, and executive produce My beautiful stutterabout the participants of Camp SAY, a summer camp for young people who stutter.

“It is with great excitement that we are able to welcome our community of film lovers back to our Eastern theaters for the festival’s 30th anniversary,” said David Nugent, Artistic Director of Hamptons Film. “With a diverse and strong selection of narrative and documentary films, we are thrilled to share unique and exciting stories from this year’s talented filmmakers. We are so proud to host a number of world premiere screenings and are honored that these brilliant storytellers have chosen to screen their films for the public for the first time here at HIFF.


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